Plaster and plasterboard manufacturer British Gypsum welcomed energy and climate change Minister Greg Barker MP to its site in Robertsbridge, Sussex, to show the importance of local employers in sustaining a greener economy.
Along with British Gypsum managing director Mike Chaldecott, and plant manager Mike Emson, Barker was given a guided tour of the plant, providing an insight into the processes involved in plasterboard manufacture.
Barker said: “The UK needs manufacturing businesses that create growth and jobs as well as contributing to a cleaner environment through the development of energy efficient products and systems. Companies such as British Gypsum will play a key role in the transition to a greener economy and we are keen to ensure the industry recevies the support it needs to remain competitive.”
Chaldecott added “Saint-Gobain’s manufacturing businesses in the UK are committed not only to developing products and solutions for a greener future but also to ensuring that their own operations are as sustainable as possible. British Gypsum is a prime example, last year becoming the first plaster and plasterboard manufacturer in the UK to achieve zero production waste to landfill.”