Environmental success is 'Brewing' for Caerphilly-based manufacturer

Created: 05-07-2016

Bedwas based printer and manufacturer Purple Mustard Ltd., has recently been named as winner of the coveted 'Refreshingly Responsible' Supplier Award at the inaugural Adnams PLC Annual Supplier Conference.

The criteria for this award examined key areas such as the company's energy and waste reduction initiatives and recycling practices, in addition to site specific measures and policies that had been adopted in order to reduce the overall carbon footprint of the business.

Purple Mustard Ltd.'s award submission competed against entries from a variety of both large and small businesses from across Europe and was selected as the winner by an experienced judging panel comprising of members of the Adnams internal Sustainability Team and Peter Metcalfe of Adapt. Based at Norwich Research Park (NRP), Adapt promotes enterprising low carbon concerns and works closely with the Norwich Business School and the School of Environmental Sciences.

Richard Carter, responsible for Finance and Sustainability at Adnams commented "We were really impressed with Purple Mustard and their approach to environmental and sustainability matters, especially their eco journey towards zero to landfill. They clearly demonstrated that they have a very strong focus on waste yet recognise and talk easily about their broader environmental impacts. Their holistic viewpoint was particularly important and seeing the objectives naturally embedded into their business was reassuring."

Each of the award categories reflected the Adnams core values, with the 'Refreshingly Responsible' Award, won by Purple Mustard, directly reflecting their commitment to minimising their environmental impact and working with their suppliers to build sustainable growth.

Richard Millward, Commercial Director at Purple Mustard Ltd. added, "We are thrilled to receive the Adnams 'Refreshingly Responsible' Award in recognition of our commitment to the environment. As a company, we always strive to be as efficient and environmentally responsible as we can be and are constantly reviewing our practices to see where further improvements can be made. Having gained ISO9001: 2008 accreditation, undergone the extended Sedex Member Ethical Trade Audit and recently achieved 'Zero to Landfill' status; we are now focused on our next goal of achieving the ISO14001: 2016 accreditation. This award from Adnams means a lot to the entire team here at Purple Mustard, as we all play a part of the journey towards a greener future for the company."