Image Above: From left to right: Andy Bevan, Operations Director – Epwin. Grain Paterson, Thermoseal Group MD (award Sponsor). Mark Watson. Neil Stuart, Divisional Compliance Manager – Epwin
Epwin Window Systems has won the Sustainability Initiative of the Year at the G18 Awards. The company won the prestigious award for being one of the first companies to achieve the VinylPlus® Product Label certification and their ongoing commitment to sustainability across the business. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems, said: “We are delighted to have our commitment to sustainability recognised in this way and to win this award is recognition of the ongoing effort of the teams at Epwin. It’s the third G Award in a row for the business and we are all thrilled.”
The VinylPlus® Product Label is a labelling scheme that makes it easy for customers and markets to identify the most sustainable and high-performance PVC products. The label has been developed to ensure a company’s overall policy and performance, as well as the component materials used for its products, are aligned with sustainability criteria. Epwin Window Systems has achieved VinylPlus Product Label certification on its three leading profile brands – Profile 22’s Optima, Swish Window and Doors Systems’ 24/7 and Spectus’ Elite. The systems house was one of the first businesses to apply for the VinylPlus label and one of the first to achieve certification.
The award was announced at the industry’s prestigious ceremony held at the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane in London. As Gerald points out, it’s the third G Award in a row for Epwin Window Systems – the company won New Product of the Year in 2016 for Optima from Profile 22 and Training and Development Initiative of the Year in 2017 for helping 253 employees successfully achieve NVQ Level II qualifications.
Gerald concluded: “The G Awards recognise excellence in our industry, the standard is high and competition is fierce. To win an award three years in a row is a reflection of the commitment of our teams to going above and beyond and setting new standards in the industry.”