Insurance Times ‘Sustainability Initiative’ victory brings a hat-trick of award wins for 2023!

We were thrilled to be awarded Gold Prize at the 2023 Insurance Times Awards in the ‘Sustainability Initiative of the Year’ category! Peter Watters and Craig Gibson collected the prize on behalf of the business. The win was extra special considering we were up against some of the biggest names in the insurance industry.

Simon Hunt, commercial and services director, said: “It was a fantastic evening with the team and our invited guests at the Grosvenor, and we were elated to win the award and continue to generate momentum. The award is dedicated to our entire staff who helped to make this happen.

“Having already won this year’s Award for Sustainability at the LV= Awards as well as the ‘Best Customer Journey’ at Insurance CX Awards; 2023 has been a very positive year for National Windscreens,” said Simon.

National Windscreens awarded Gold Prize at the 2023 Insurance Times Awards in the ‘Sustainability Initiative of the Year’ category

Craig Gibson, ESG manager, commented: “Winning at the prestigious Insurance Times event was fantastic and topped off 2023 perfectly. The Sustainability Report is a comprehensive document that sets the standard for the aftermarket vehicle glass sector. It aligns the business with the priorities of insurance partners and their ambitions for sustainability.

“We have committed to a near-term reduction target of 42% by 2030, the target was set in line with the criteria of the SBTi and the calculations that form the basis of the 1.5 degree Paris agreement. We are proud to have achieved carbon neutrality by compensation across scopes 1, 2 and 3 in 2022.”

Craig continued: “Scope 3 includes indirect emissions throughout the value chain, including glass manufacturing and movement, employee commuting and policyholder travel to the fitting centres. This information is valuable for our stakeholders to understand National Windscreens’ unique sustainability performance.”

“Our emission reduction strategy is centred on procurement, transport and energy. The Sustainability Report is a key foundation to our desire to innovate and lead in our glass recycling efforts, driving towards a cleaner and more sustainable future,” added Craig. “We are intent on making difference by reducing our environmental impact whilst providing the very highest standard of customer service.”

To qualify for the final, Craig and Simon had to present the details of the Sustainability Report to a panel of judges. They shared the environmental achievements and the reduction initiatives of the business and plotted the roadmap to achieve significant emissions reduction by 2030.

Simon said: “From our perspective, it is all about education, engagement and awareness regarding sustainability. We want to work closely with our recycling partners, insurance partners and fleet and rental partners across the markets to offer the most sustainable aftermarket vehicle glass service in the UK.”

“We are already looking forward to 2024 and working alongside outside our partners to innovate and lead the conversation on sustainability,” concluded Simon.

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