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Applelec win Made in Britain award for sustainability initiative

Applelec win Made in Britain award for sustainability

The Applelec team are delighted to announce that they have won a prestigious Made in Britain - Impact Award 2022 and were shortlisted for a second award, both for our Applelec ECO pledge, sustainability initiative.

The whole team are proud to have won ‘Employee Engagement Campaign of the Year.’ This award celebrates an organisation that has successfully engaged every employee across the business with its sustainability strategy.

"All three companies on the shortlist have achieved remarkable progress in this area - with Applelec the very worthy winner of this year's award." Professor Chris Harrop OBE.

Applelec where also shortlisted for 'Sustainable Initiative of the Year' (also for our ECO pledge), which celebrates initiatives or products that help users to live more sustainably.

This recognition is a testament to everyone at Applelec and the changes we've made big and small this year to be more sustainable, facilitated by the structure and the promise we made through our Applelec ECO pledge. This pledge is our commitment, as a responsible signage and lighting manufacturer, to look at ways big and small to improve the sustainability of the business and the products we supply, within four focus areas, nature, climate, waste, and manufacturing.

The progress we have made in less than a year, not only demonstrates what is possible when we work together, but also the passion and engagement Applelec staff have across the business to protect and repair the environment. We have seen improvements in efficiency, as well as reusing and recycling. We planted 253 trees through our tree planting scheme and our partnership with JUST ONE Tree, became WEEE regulated, partnered with ECO conscious suppliers and much more. One of our biggest achievements includes designing and manufacturing industry leading environmentally friendly signage and lighting products, including the industry’s first, fully environmentally friendly light panel, our Green Applelec LED Light Sheet, to our eco-friendly signage range that includes the popular ECO Lightbox and ECO built-up letters.

The Applelec ECO Lightbox: “is the most efficient design we’ve [independently] tested.” Design Conformity.
“I think the Applelec ECO Lightbox will be a big hit in the illuminated graphics market.” iMAGECO

The positive impact this pledge has had across the business has fundamentally changed the mindset within Applelec to the point that sustainability and our ECO Pledge, are now an integral part of both conversations across the business and our strategy for growth.

“Moving forward sustainability needs to continue to be at the forefront of what we want to achieve as a business.” Steve Watts - Applelec’s Signage Sales Team Manager
“I’m proud that Applelec are one of the first to develop eco signage and backlighting products and I would like to see sustainability continue to grow inline with how we’re growing as a company.” Jonny Francis - Applelec’s Signage Production Planning Manager
“I see Applelec working towards all products being as green/eco as possible, creating more and more innovative eco products and standards.” Scott Fearnley - Applelec’s Project Manager
“It’s hard to articulate in a few words the positive impact our ‘Eco range’ has had not just on our customer and specifier base, but on Applelec employees.” Carl Eastwood – Director of Applelec

The team couldn’t be prouder to have this hard work recognised by such a respected organisation and are thankful to the Made in Britain judges and community for their support and recognition of our sustainability efforts. We are committed to continuing on our sustainability journey and look forward to breaking further ground in 2023.



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