GPS PE Pipe Systems Wins Green Award

Posted: Tuesday 6th July 2010

Water pipe manufacturer GPS PE Pipe Systems has won the East of England Business in the Community Carbon Positive Award 2010. Run is association with the Financial Times, the award recognises companies consistently striving to reduce their carbon footprint and impact on the environment.

Cambridgeshire based GPS was one of several representatives shortlisted for this prestigious peer-assessed corporate responsibility award. GPS came joint first with the University of East Anglia in the East of England regional group.

GPS won the award for its efforts to reduce energy usage, waste consumption and improve recycling processes. In 2009 alone, various initiatives undertaken by the company, led to electricity usage being reduced by one fifth and gas usage - by a quarter, whilst landfill waste was almost halved. Other initiatives, such as free scrap polyethylene pipe collection & recycling scheme and a sustainable product offering, were also demonstrated to the panel of independent judges.

GPS’s Managing Director Martin Gisbourne commented: “We are very proud and grateful to win this award. It acknowledges that we take a sustained approach to our environmental responsibilities and that being responsible is integral to our business model".

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