Leading Scottish window, door and curtain walling designer, fabricator and installer, CMS Window Systems, has received high profile recognition for its success in environmental sustainability by winning a Green Apple Award in the campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities.
Seeing off competition from more than 500 other nominations in the International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice 2017, CMS Window Systems will be presented with a trophy and certificate during a ceremony in the Houses of Parliament in London in November. The award ensures the company will have 100 trees planted in its name as part of the United Nations Billion Trees initiative and may also be invited to represent the UK in the Green World Awards 2018.
Joining other building industry environmental trailblazers who have won Green Apple Awards in previous years, including BAM Nuttall, Kier and Balfour Beatty, the award is further independent acclaim for CMS Window Systems’ environmental strategy which has underpinned the business since it was founded in 2006.
This green focus has enabled forward-thinking clients, like many local authorities and housing associations, to take advantage of a closed-loop door and window manufacturer. CMS Window Systems collects any extracted windows and doors and processes them at its dedicated recycling facilities ensuring over 95% of waste is diverted from landfill annually and as much waste as possible is reintroduced back into the manufacturing process.
The company’s ground-breaking Innovation Hub, located at its Castlecary HQ and main factory near Glasgow, also continues to provide a forum for sustainable design and drive forward the agenda for better quality homes and buildings. During August and September alone, the educational facility hosts events by Zero Waste Scotland and Home Energy Scotland (Strathclyde & Central), as well as a key conference on the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) which aims to improve the energy efficiency of social housing in Scotland.
Andy Kerr, Managing Director of CMS Window Systems, says: “We are thrilled to have won a Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice, which puts us in great company and provides further evidence that our environmental sustainability strategy is continuing to deliver stand-out benefits for our clients. We’d like to congratulate all the other companies who have been recognised for demonstrating their commitment to the environment and we look forward to the presentation ceremony in November.”
As a result of this Green Apple Award success, CMS Window Systems has already been invited to have its winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can learn from its environmental sustainability strategy.
Supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies, the Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.
The awards are organised by The Green Organisation - an international, independent, non-political, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.
Find out more about CMS Window Systems at www.cmswindows.com.