The Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA) has revealed details of the first category in its inaugural Sustainability Awards, which have been launched to highlight sustainable innovations and achievements within the bathroom sector. The first category has been named as the Carbon Reduction Award, which will acknowledge the work of manufacturers who are changing how they do things to reduce their carbon footprint.
The awards are set to comprise five categories, with each designed to recognise the lengths BMA members are going to, in order to reduce their impact on the environment. Entries can include examples of energy efficiency, adoption of renewables, sustainable sourcing, and greening of logistics. Entrants can showcase their project, team and/or company, helping to raise the bar of achievement across the sector.
A panel of three specialist experts will judge each category. For the Carbon Reduction award, they are: chair of the Lords Select Committee on the Environment & Climate Change, Baroness Kate Parminter; Dr Sharon George, Environmental Sustainability course director at Keele University; and Brian Berry, chief executive at Federation of Master Builders.
Baroness Parminter said: “We are looking for the best innovations in carbon reduction in bathroom manufacturing.
“This is a chance to celebrate ingenuity and originality in tackling this challenge. The actions we are taking now, will have a positive impact on the environment in years to come. Driving down our carbon footprint is not just essential in the face of the climate crisis, it will create sustainable business opportunities.”
The sponsor for the carbon reduction category, Elemental, is an online community for professionals focussed on heat, water, air and energy. They cover everything from future energy systems to innovative clean technologies, facilitating discussions on all areas of sustainability.
Elemental director, Mike Costain, said: “Elemental is really proud to be sponsoring the Carbon Reduction category, and supporting BMA’s new Sustainability Awards.
“We know the bathroom manufacturing sector is motivated and passionate about change, and there is a spark of excitement about what’s to come. This is a great time to be celebrating some of the best innovators and forward-thinkers in the business, and hopefully inspiring others along the way.”
The awards are open to full BMA members and affiliates. The deadline is 5pm 27th August, 2021. For more information about the Sustainability Awards, click here.