Business news

Ulster Carpets wins Best Sustainable Business Award!

Posted By:
Ulster Carpets

12th Jun 2023

Ulster Carpets have been named as the Best Sustainable Business 2023 at The Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards.

Shortlisted in a competitive category that includes Coca-Cola, Greiner Packaging, Musgrave Northern Ireland, JP Corry and Hastings Hotels, the judges said: “Our winner walked all over the opposition here! This company has launched its own sustainability strategy as the next step in a long history of market-leading innovations, and it has also developed and patented its own unique weaving technology.”

The award was in recognition of the company’s recently launched Sustainability Strategy that outlines the enormous strides Ulster Carpets have made towards protecting the planet over the last 85 years. Importantly, the strategy also looks ahead by setting key targets for reductions in 2025.

Beverley Copeland, Director Organisation Development at Ulster Carpets, said, “We are delighted to be presented with this award and to receive recognition of our Sustainability Strategy.

“As a company we have a proud history of innovation and, as our Sustainability Strategy outlines, we remain committed to playing our part in protecting the planet.”

The 2025 targets include reducing carbon emissions by 50% (scope 1 and 2), energy by 18.5% (per m2), water consumption by 5%, waste by 20% and packaging by 5%. This will build on the significant reductions that Ulster Carpets have already achieved in reducing waste and water and switching to renewable electricity.