Kingspan, a global leader in construction manufacturing, has today marked two new milestones in its commitment to sustainability.
Ireland France Business Awards 2019
Kingspan is proud to announce it has been awarded the Special Award for Impact on Climate Change at the Ireland France Business Awards 2019. The awards - run by the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce and NetworkIrlande - celebrate excellence within the Franco-Irish business community. The two organisations aim to strengthen the business relationships between France and Ireland.
Bianca Wong, Global Head of Sustainability at Kingspan, commented on the win: “We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award recognising our commitment in the fight against climate change. Kingspan is working in partnership with industry to create a built environment that has a positive environmental and social impact, so it is wonderful to receive this recognition for the work we’ve done so far.”
In 2011, Kingspan committed to all its facilities worldwide being powered by renewable energy on an aggregated basis by 2020, with as much as possible generated on site, and is on track to reach those goals. the business is now committing to achieve Net Energy and Carbon positive manufacturing by 2030. Kingspan will officially receive its award in November at an awards ceremony in Paris.
London Stock Exchange Green Economy Mark classification
In recognition of its commitments, Kingspan has received the London Stock Exchange’s new Green Economy Mark classification. Launched in October, the mark identifies companies and listed funds that generate between 50% and 100% of total annual revenues from products and services that contribute to the global green economy.
Gene Murtagh, CEO of Kingspan says, “At Kingspan, we are passionate about addressing the impact that building materials have on the carbon footprint of buildings and its effect on our planet. As a business, we are constantly challenging ourselves in partnership with the industry to work towards a more sustainable future. Achieving Net Zero Energy by 2020 is just the beginning and we will continue to ensure that our Planet Passionate strategy and commitments are embedded in everything Kingspan does globally.”