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Morgan Sindall's Bumper Crop at Green Apple Awards

Construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall has been recognised for its innovative approach to sustainability management – collecting three accolades, including Silver and Bronze, at the Green Apple Awards, an international campaign which recognises and promotes environmental best practice.

Morgan Sindall is one of a select number of companies to be recognised in the annual Green Apple Awards for Commerce and Industry in the area of Environmental Best Practice. The company was also presented with an Associate Award for its part in Crossrail’s Bronze winning entry regarding pollution control as well as recognition as a Green World Ambassador relating to its MVB joint venture. MVB, comprising of Morgan Sindall, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche, which is working on the Lee Tunnel project in London, won an International Green Apple Award 2014 in recognition of their environmental best practice.

The award winners were announced at a special ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament earlier this month. The winning entries beat over 500 competitors from across a wide range of sectors including healthcare, estate management, retail, utilities and transport, which demonstrated outstanding commitment to sustainable best practice.

As part of its award applications, Morgan Sindall presented in-depth reports outlining how its project teams manage and promote sustainable best practice across its operations. This included an overall look at the company’s core sustainability focus on People, Planet and Profit Total Commitments.

The submissions also highlighted how effective leadership, communication, thought leadership, innovation and legacy, amongst many other aspects, have helped it develop a robust and innovative approach to sustainability management.

John Homer, managing director for Morgan Sindall across the east of the UK, chairs the sustainability task-force, actively developing strategy, undertaking reviews and empowering colleagues to deliver.

He said: “We’re immensely proud to have won these Green Apple Awards. Our success is testament to Morgan Sindall’s unswerving commitment to innovating and developing our processes and approach to sustainability to ensure we are continually improving and moving forward.

“Delivering responsibly is a core component of our culture and touches every aspect of what we do both internally and externally. This ranges from nurturing the next generation of construction talent, setting leading standards in sustainable procurement, and encouraging and enabling our teams to go above and beyond to deliver and conceive truly pioneering delivery and design solutions.”

Morgan Sindall is currently working on a number of low carbon and Passivhaus projects, including the UK’s greenest commercial building, the Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia, which is set to achieve Passivhaus and a BREEAM Outstanding rating. The building includes a number of innovative materials and processes. Its timber frame is constructed from Thetford Forest pine – local, carbon negative and a UK first.

Following the awards, Morgan Sindall is now a Green World Ambassador and will have the chance to represent England in the European Business Awards for the Environment.