Ibstock Brick makes Mission Possible pledge

Ibstock Bricks Leicestershire headquartersIbstock Brick, the leading manufacture of bricks in the UK, has made a pledge to install a solar plant at its Leicestershire headquarters by the end of next year as part of the Government’s Green GB Week.

The pledge, posted on the Mission Possible Pledge Wall – co-ordinated by leading environmental publisher edie.net – was made by Michael McGowan, Ibstock Brick’s Quality, Environmental & Energy Manager and is part of the company’s commitment to more efficient methods of manufacturing.

“We pledge to install a solar farm at our Leicestershire headquarters by 2019 as we implement more resource-efficient methods of manufacture by making further use of renewable energy to reduce our reliance on the national grid. By investing in energy efficient plant, technologies and performance improvements it will help us save 30% electricity usage at our Leicestershire site and reduce our carbon footprint.”

The Mission Possible Pledge Wall is encouraging businesses of all sizes and across all sectors to be bold and make new commitments to achieving a sustainable future. The pledges have been made as part of the Government’s Green GB Week – a week-long series of content and events that showcases the benefits clean growth will bring to all parts of society.

Michael McGowan comments: “As a company, and across Ibstock plc, we recognise the importance of being a sustainable business. To achieve this we take a multidimensional approach encompassing four pillars of development; economic, social, natural resources and environmental aspects. As the world seeks new solutions to environmental challenges, we are working towards a promising future. Our pledge is part of our drive to reach our targets.”

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