It was a double celebration for Colemans in the World Demolition Awards in Canada as we were recognised for our recycling and environmental performance by the global demolition industry.
Colemans took home the Recycling and Environmental award and followed it up with the most prestigious ‘Best of the Best’ award, after judges praised our pioneering approach to support the circular economy.
Recognising the need to help mitigate the impact of our operations, we are proud to be leading the industry in the use of digital technologies and lower carbon footprint strategies to boost quality, safety and environmental performance across our projects. All whilst ensuring people’s wellbeing and operational performance continues to improve day by day.
The World Demolition Awards judges said: “Colemans achieved a very high level of re-use, along with a focus on reducing carbon dioxide”. For the Best of the Best, they added: “This project featured a large crew, committed to carbon neutral, with incredible planning, focused on using alternative energy to reduce emissions.”
It is the second time Colemans has won the Best of the Best award at the World Demolition Awards, after being recognised in 2011 for our work as part of the major Birmingham New Street station redevelopment project.
Leading the industry
This recognition is reward for all the hard work we have put into driving environmental best practice in recent years. We believe we have responsibility to support the wellbeing of our planet as well as our people, and we have built a strategy to reduce the environmental impact of our activities. This includes a holistic approach across plant, travel, recycling and more.
Our initiatives include using electric-powered plant, new methodologies that reduce water usage, increased use of digital resources to minimise travel and a continued commitment to the circular economy across all sites and offices.
In addition, we are proud members of the SME Climate Hub, a global initiative that empowers small to medium sized companies to take climate action and build more resilient businesses.
We have committed to halve our own emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050 as part of the United Nations Race to Zero campaign. Our actions will be audited every year under the SME Climate Hub initiative.
Mark Coleman, CEO of Colemans, said: ““On the day I celebrated 30 years with the business, this is beyond my wildest dreams. To not only have won the Recycling and Environmental award, which was of huge strategic importance to us, but a total shock to hear that we won Best of the Best. It just blew us away!
“It’s a huge achievement and a credit to everyone who works here at Colemans. All our hard work and efforts have been rewarded on a global stage – I’m beyond proud.”