Suffolk Business Awards 2022: Environmental & Sustainability Award

Lovell's St Mary's View development in Gislingham, Suffolk

Lovell's St Mary's View development in Gislingham, Suffolk - Credit: Lovell

The Suffolk Business Awards 2022 are now open for entries and the Environmental and Sustainability Award will go to a business that has proved its commitment to a greener business model by reducing its carbon footprint, and having a long-term strategy for sustainability.

“Now more than ever, it is crucial for businesses to step up and commit to sustainability and to teach, communicate, enable, support and encourage employees and stakeholders to commit to a green agenda in the short and long term,” said Will Wright, land and partnership manager at Lovell Partnerships, the sponsor and one of the judges for this category. 

“We want to recognise the businesses that are taking responsibility for being sustainable through their strategy and showing commitment and care for environmentally-friendly practices,” he said. 

“Billions of pounds are being spent on the green economy, and businesses need to ensure that their impact on the environment is sustainable.”

Will Wright, land and partnership manager at Lovell Homes

Will Wright, land and partnership manager at Lovell Homes - Credit: Lovell

Mr Wright said he believes customers judge a company by its values, and said sustainability is high on the agenda for many people. 

“They want to support and work with business who share their goals,” he explained, adding that businesses who enter this category will be “shining a spotlight on those leading the way”.  

“The Business Awards are highly respected and the Environmental and Sustainability Award will champion a business for its green credentials and boost its reputation for being environmentally friendly. Most of all, it will showcase a business with a conscience and heart.”

To enter the Environmental & Sustainability Award category, visit the Suffolk Business Awards website.

Meet the sponsor 

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Lovell is a leading housing developer and provider of partnership and open-market housing. The company has expertise in housing-led regeneration including new-build, open market housing, refurbishment, planned maintenance and assisted living. It also believes in providing a Lovell legacy and investing in communities.  

Lovell is an employer of choice, committed to caring about its people and providing opportunities including apprenticeships.  
It has been operating for over 50 years and is committed to climate change and the environment, using sustainable materials and reducing waste. 

Lovell is setting the standard for sustainable construction by adopting new eco-friendly building practices. 

Lovell is part of the Morgan Sindall Group plc.

Criteria 

The judges will be looking for a business that is able to demonstrate a commitment to reducing its carbon footprint through innovative and sustainable practices, and that is always learning and sharing its experiences of this process with others to push the move to a green economy. 

Any businesses entering will need to demonstrate how it has enhanced its environmental performance across 
its operations and promoted the importance of greener business models over the last 18 months, as well as its future plans in sustainability.