UK Glass manufacturer Encirc won gold at the Drinks Business Green Awards 2015.
Encirc won in the Logistics and Supply Chain Green Initiative of the Year at the awards, which aim to raise awareness of environmental issues in the beverages industry.
Judges praised Encirc’s ‘stand-out’ success in shrinking its carbon footprint across all of its operations, saying it had made ‘impressive progress’, particularly in a sector that traditionally had a large impact on the environment.
In the past 12 months the company has modified its warehouse, consolidated deliveries to different customers into combined loads to take lorries off the road, and reduced the amount of plastic packaging it uses by 146,000kg, cutting the waste it has to send to landfill.
Liam Maguire, Logistics and Supply Chain Director at Encirc, said: “Encirc has been committed to cutting its environmental impact for a long time now, and it is fantastic to have our achievements recognised by the wider industry.
“We don’t intend to stop here though. The team at Encirc is already working on new plans to boost the sustainability of our operations and shrink our carbon footprint even further in the coming years.”
Pictured: (L) Lauren Eads - News & Website Editor at Drinks Business and (R) Fiacre O’Donnell, marketing manager at Encirc.