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Over the last couple of years we have been awarded a variety of awards highlighting our dedication to sustainability in everything we do.

Grichan Partnerships Sustainable Business Award in the 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards

Staff at Crown Paints are celebrating clinching the high-profile Grichan Partnerships Sustainable Business Award in the 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. The judges gave the award for the company’s pioneering Earthbalance® sustainability programme. Developed to rival those in place at some of the world’s leading green companies, Earthbalance® was launched in 2008 and features a target to reduce Crown Paints’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 10% for 2015 and 25% by 2020.

Rather than applying environmental benefits to niche products, or compromising on the quality of products to achieve green goals, the company has changed the way it does business, particularly in manufacturing, with the emphasis on innovation and staff engagement to achieve its green goals.

International CSR Award

Pitched as an award for companies that care, the International CSR Awards are dedicated to organisations which go the extra mile for their employees, partners, community and customers. Commending Crown for our Earthbalance sustainability programme, the Kick out the Can recycling initiative, community awards scheme and company wide employee engagement, we were named as Gold scorer within the Environmental Endeavour: Sustainability – Large Business category as well as the Overall Gold Scorer, the awards highest accolade.

BCF Coatings Care Award

The objective of the BCF Coatings Care Programme is to improve the performance of the coatings industry in the fields of environment, safety, health, distribution and product stewardship. The programme helps companies to adopt a pro-active approach on community relations and emergency response, whilst also demonstrating this commitment to a wider public.

Based on our performance against other members of the British Coatings Federation, Crown Paints were in the privileged position of having both of our main manufacturing sites, Darwen and Hull, in the shortlist of the British Coatings Federation Coating Care Awards for 2014, with our Hull site taking the prize for its excellent performance throughout the year.

EEF Manufacturing Award

The EEF are the voice of UK manufacturing and engineering and a leading provider of support for businesses. The Future Manufacturing Awards are the organisation’s way of highlighting the resilience, determination and ingenuity of the UK’s manufacturing community.

In 2014, EEF named Crown Paints as the North West Award winner in the Environmental Efficiency category. Highlighting the achievements of manufacturing businesses who have improved operational efficiency while reducing their environmental impact or developed business opportunities associated with the green agenda, as Environmental Efficiency winner we will now go forward to represent the North West in the national awards in April 2015.

OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001 (officially “BS OHSAS 18001:2007”) is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It exists to help organisations put in place demonstrably sound occupational health and safety performance. In 2013 one of our core company objectives was to achieve the 18001 accreditation within Crown Paints before a 2015 deadline. We are proud to announce that we achieved our objective, ahead of the schedule, due to the standard of our occupational health and safety management system.

European Business Awards

These awards highlight the most innovative businesses on the continent by promoting success, innovation and ethics in the European Business Community. For 2013 the European Business Awards announced that Crown Paints was to represent the United Kingdom as a national champion in its prestigious 2013/2014 awards programme. Crown beat off stiff competition to be selected as one of 50 national champions.

NBA Awards
CSR Awards 2014 winner
The Manufacturer Awards 2013
Future Manufacturing Awards 2014
BCF Coatings Care Overall Best Performer Award
The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards UK - Winner 2015