The Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA) has been announced as the winner of the Sustainability Champion category at the Association Excellence Awards 2022. The award recognises the BMA’s commitment and focused strategy towards sustainability for its growing membership base, and for reducing the environmental impact of its operations and keeping them to a minimum.
The BMA has already signed the UK Government’s SME Climate Commitment to achieve Net Zero by 2030 – a target that the association believes it is set to beat. By supporting members in adapting their products and processes and actively working in collaborative and innovative partnerships, the BMA also supports consumers in making more sustainable bathroom purchasing decisions.
Working toward water efficiency, during 2021-2022, the BMA: influenced the National Retrofit Strategy; ran the ‘#GetLavvySavvy’ campaign; successfully briefed peers on the Environment Act; and worked with Defra on reducing domestic water consumption.
The BMA has also held five biannual Sustainability Forums to discuss essential topics affecting members, and in 2021 launched its own Sustainability Awards to celebrate the efforts of members, share best practices, and ultimately raise the bar for the whole sector. The next BMA Sustainability Awards will be held on 3rd November 2022 at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester.
Judged independently by 30 esteemed CEOs from various trade and professional associations, the Association Excellence Awards 2022 were held at The Kia Oval grounds, home to Surrey County Cricket Club, on 14th October.
On winning this category, the judges said the BMA have a clear strategy for sustainability, and used a great collaboration to make an impact. They added that they loved the #GetLavvySavvy campaign, which gained a social media endorsement from TV property expert Sarah Beeny.
BMA chief executive, Tom Reynolds, said: “We’re so proud to have won this category as sustainability is one of our main focus areas. The BMA and our members are working on many aspects of this crucial area, such as bringing water-efficient products to market, increasing consumer awareness around water scarcity, reducing waste and improving circularity. I’d like to congratulate the entire team for their commitment to bringing sustainability to the forefront of our work.”
Pictured from left to right: BMA CEO Tom Reynolds, BMA digital & events manager Amy Kirk, BMA technical director Andy McLean, and actress and singer Jess Robinson.