From climate change documentaries on television, to the move to reduce plastic in businesses throughout Europe, more and more people are far more conscious of the environment and their sustainability efforts. Among Coventry’s footprint-aware community are businesses who are making strides to be as sustainable as possible.
These businesses will be applauded at the upcoming Coventry Business Excellence Awards as the Sustainability Award puts the spotlight on them.
The winner of this award will have clear policies in place to make their offering a sustainable as possible as well as demonstrate how they handle certain productions.
Showing their support for this award is adi Group. With 30 specialist engineering divisions, adi deliver robust solutions to their range of clients. Since 1990 they have worked alongside a variety of sectors including the Automotive, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, Aerospace & Defence, Pharmaceutical and Petrochemical industries.
James Sopworth, Group Strategic Account Director at adi explained why they decided to throw their weight behind this particular category.
“adi Group decided to sponsor the ‘Sustainability Award’ as this is an area fully engrained across our business and ultimately underpins everything we do from people and community initiatives through to supply chain engagement and tackling environmental issues,” he said.
“Sustainability is a subject we’re passionate about as a business and we’re really excited to be judging this category in particular and learning how businesses in Coventry are cascading sustainability through their organisations in unique and innovative ways.”
The engineering firm also support the regional business community in a number of other ways including addressing the skills gap.
“The skills gap is a particular area we are focused on and we work with various individuals and businesses with various regional groups to help devise solutions to this nation-wide issue,” he added.
“We also share with these groups what works for us and some of the initiatives we have in place that might work for them such as our Apprentice and Pre-Apprentice programmes.
“On a business front, we’re actively supporting the region's manufacturers with a wide range of engineering solutions. Through the partnerships we create with our customers we are able to share our expertise with them to devise the most efficient engineering solutions possible, that not only serve their needs today, but also grow as their businesses evolve.
“One of the ways we are helping the engineering and manufacturing sector is to support their responsible business agenda by promoting some of the activities we do as a business to evolve our social purpose.”