Glass manufacturer Encirc has been named as a finalist in the UK’s Manufacturer MX Awards 2015.

Encirc has been nominated in the Sustainable Manufacturing category, for its success in cutting its carbon footprint across its operations.

In the last 12 months alone, Encirc has consolidated its deliveries into fewer loads, taking lorries off the roads, and reduced the amount of plastic packaging it uses by 146,000kg, reducing the waste it sends to landfill.

The company has also implemented ‘Trees for Me’, a carbon off-setting initiative to further minimise the CO2 emissions from its sites.

Fiacre O’Donnell, marketing manager at Encirc, explained: “We truly believe that sustainable manufacture plays a key part in the support we offer, which is why we have worked so hard to boost energy and operational efficiency across our facilities over the past decade.

“We intend to build on our success to further cut the environmental impact of our packaging and logistics solutions, and help our customers minimise their carbon footprint.”

Nick Hussey, CEO of Hennik Group, publishers of The Manufacturer magazine and organisers of the awards, added: “These are the most rigorously judged awards in the sector, so any company being shortlisted will have provided evidence to the judges of a superior level of understanding of what makes modern UK manufacturing so vibrant and competitive.

“Manufacturing is very much alive and well, and the shortlisted companies are exemplars of what advanced manufacturing looks like in terms of sustainability, innovation and competitiveness.”

The Manufacturer MX Awards aim to recognise achievements in sustainability, innovation and competitiveness across the manufacturing sector.

This is the first year the accolade is being held, after a merger between the Manufacturer of the Year Awards and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Manufacturing Excellence (MX) Awards.

The winners of the awards will be revealed at a ceremony on the 26th November 2015 at The ICC, Birmingham.