Environmental recognition

Sidey is a finalist in the Vibes – Scottish Environment Business Awards.

The company is the only finalist from the fenestration industry to be shortlisted for the Environmental Management SME category. All the others are in food and drink with the shortlist including a flour producer, malt whisky distillery, and a deli.

Robert Fitzpatrick, group accreditations manager (HSQE) at Sidey, said: “Being a finalist in these awards is testament to the focus we have put on the environment over the last ten years, our results are impressive. Today we have zero landfill from our manufacturing facilities and between 90% and 100% recyclable recoverable waste, which is a massive improvement from the 8%-9% ten years ago. We first achieved 100% recycling from manufacturing waste in 2015 and have maintained it every year since. Now we operate lean manufacturing processes where waste is seen as bad and non-productive.”