Another bite of the apple

CMS Window Systems has been recognised for its achievements in environmental sustainability by winning a Scottish Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice 2018, and being chosen to represent the UK as a Green World Ambassador in the Green World Awards.

The fabricator and installer won the gold award at a presentation ceremony held recently at the CMS Innovation Hub. The event was attended by more than 40 representatives from Green Apple Award-winning businesses across Scotland.

As a purpose-built educational facility designed to advance the application of sustainable building products in homes and buildings across the country, the Innovation Hub was an apt venue for the awards which have been recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world since 1994.

The award win also propels the company into the international spotlight; CMS has become a Green World Ambassador, representing Scotland in the Green World Awards 2018, an environmental awards programme that attracts entries from all around the world, with the trophies presented in a different country each year.

CMS Window Systems’ CEO David Ritchie said: “We’re delighted to win the Scottish Green Apple Award as it is a terrific endorsement of our sustainable business strategy. CMS was built from day one around environmental, social and economic sustainability, at the heart of which is our unique closed-loop recycling guarantee, ensuring our landfill waste is virtually zero and that our new windows and doors are easily recyclable at the end of their lengthy service life.

“It is also an honour to become a Green World Ambassador, and have a paper published in The Green Book. This will enable businesses throughout the world to learn from our experiences and help them achieve their own environmental best practice goals.”

CMS won gold in the UK Green Apple Awards last year, and it was presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2017.