National business award win for Ibstock Brick

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An award for the UK’s Most Ethical / Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year at the 2019 has been won by Ibstock Brick, a business division of Ibstock plc.

Organised by leading business publisher, INSIDER Media, the Made in the UK Awards took place in Coventry on June 20th 2019. The event – one of the largest of its kind - was the national finals. Ibstock Brick had previously impressed judges in the regional round; the company won in the same category at the Made in the Midlands Awards in early May.

Having won commendations for its sustainability commitments and progress at five high-profile awards ceremonies over the last 8 months, Ibstock Brick is now widely recognised as leading the field in terms of sustainable manufacturing.

As the UK’s leading brick manufacturer, Ibstock Brick believes the secret of its sustainability success is a combination of clear goals and ambitions – as identified within its Sustainability Roadmap 2015 – and its unique People First approach. The Made in the UK Awards judges felt Ibstock Brick “…went above and beyond policy and regulations to embed a sustainability strategy”.

Commenting on the Made in the UK Awards 2019 win, Michael McGowan, said: “We are all absolutely delighted that Ibstock Brick has been called to the winners’ podium once again. This latest award offers proof that our hard-working team is doing the right things and our people led strategies are working.

“Looking more widely, we hope that our approach inspires our peers in the fields of commerce, technology and manufacturing to go ‘the extra mile’ in terms of their own sustainability goals and targets. Whilst the journey to greater sustainability can be a long and challenging one, it is certainly very rewarding and it is a path we are absolutely committed to.”