Landscaping manufacturer Marshalls has been named National Example of Excellence for Sustainable Marketing and Innovation.
The award, part of the Business in the Community’s Awards for Excellence, was presented at a ceremony this week, attended by HRH The Prince of Wales.
Chair of the judges and former CEO of Cadbury, Todd Stitzer, said: “Marshalls is a true example of a company which has innovated to ensure sustainability runs through its whole business, providing products that really address the sustainability needs of its customers.”
The Example of Excellence is given to the entry which the judges deemed to be worthy of the title in each category. The companies need to demonstrate: significant impact, innovation, commitment over a sustained period of time, a radical approach to embedding sustainability into their business model, overcoming significant challenges to embed responsibility into the business.
Marshalls’ group marketing director Chris Harrop says: “This award reflects the hard work that everyone at Marshalls has done to embed sustainability into our business. By using our expertise in the whole marketing mix, we’ve moved from a corporate triple bottom line of economic, environmental and social responsibility to ensure that our products also provide economic, environmental and social benefits to our customers.
“It’s been really important to us to avoid greenwash and have independent proof for what we say. I really am very proud to lead such a high performing team.”