Veka has been shortlisted in two categories at the G21 Awards, the ‘Best Sustainability Initiative’ and ‘Covid 19 Business Hero’ Award categories.

The company says it showed its commitment to sustainability after publishing its second comprehensive CSR (corporate social responsibility) report earlier this year. Not only is CSR a key strategic objective for the business, but it also inspired its new positioning statement for 2021, ‘We Care | We Act’ and new mission statement, ‘We care about our partners, our people & our environment.”

Veka supplied material essential in the manufacture of the Nightingale hospitals and helped to support 200 local families with food over Christmas. Despite unprecedented demand and shortages of raw materials, Veka’s approach has resulted in continued supply to its customers.

Marketing director Dawn Stockell said: “Like many businesses, our crisis management plans didn’t include a global pandemic. However, by the time the national lockdown was announced in March 2020, our management team had a robust plan. With a newly earned respect for the need to be able to flex our strategy, our plans remained ambitious, but sustainable, as we will never put the stability of the business or people at risk.”

She added: “We are also very proud that our sister company Veka Recycling is also a G21 Awards finalist. I believe that having two independently managed companies from the same group appearing amongst the finalists in this category, offers a very clear picture of the commitment the Veka Group has to sustainability.”