Award success for Moores! The first kitchen manufacturer to earn Gold from the Supply Chain Sustainability School

Moores is delighted to announce that it has received the prestigious Supply Chain Sustainability School ‘Gold’ award following a sustainability drive over the past 18 months. The award recognises the active steps that the Wetherby-based kitchen manufacturer has undertaken to reduce its carbon-footprint and to contribute to a greener housebuilding industry.

The Supply Chain Sustainability School is an industry collaboration between 76 of the UK’s major construction contractors, housebuilders and first tier suppliers that have a mutual interest in building the skills of their supply chain; inspiring a more sustainable built environment. Together they fund a comprehensive, free at the point of use, learning resource for the homes sector.

Moores wins the award for exceeding the expectations of a 10-point action plan that covers: Sustainability strategy; Sustainable procurement; Environmental management; Energy and carbon; Sustainable materials; Waste; Water; Biodiversity and ecology; Local businesses and community; employment, skills and ethics.

Mark Grainger Environmental & Quality Systems Manager for Moores comments: “Sustainability is key to what we do. The school’s aim is line with our vision, and that’s to help develop, maintain and operate more sustainable buildings, infrastructure and homes.”

Further proving the importance of its commitment to becoming a leading sustainable company, Moores recently ran an environmental roadshow for employees in a bid to encourage a more conscious approach to its employees’ impact on the environment at work. The roadshow revealed that Moores made the following environmental changes between January-December 2017:

  • 92 tonnes of clear polythene were segregated ready for recycling, preventing it from being sent to landfill.
  • 12 tonnes of cardboard and paper were segregated ready for recycling, eliminating it from landfill.
  • 94 tonnes of general waste sent off site as waste derived fuel for power generation.
  • The staff restaurant at Moores’ Wetherby HQ removed several different types of plastic from the company’s general waste stream.
  • The staff restaurant also began to incentivise eco-friendly acts such as offering a discount on coffee to those who bring a reusable mug.
  • In 2017, Moores invested more than £30,000 on waste processing equipment to reduce the spatial impact of waste, in turn increase the company’s revenue. For example, 700 uncrushed (500ml) drinks bottles take up 1m3 of space. When crushed, over 2000 fit in the same volume of space.