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Wienerberger appoints new sustainability adviser

Stephanie Palmer

Stephanie Palmer to help embed environmental awareness and social responsibility across all departments

TO further strengthen their green credentials, Wienerberger have announced the appointment of Stephanie Palmer as their new sustainability adviser.

Stephanie has substantial knowledge accrued from working within the field of sustainability and has dedicated her career to date towards minimizing the manufacturing industry’s environmental footprint, whilst encouraging others to evaluate the environmental impact of their actions.

A 1st class honours graduate in environmental science, she has promoted the green agenda via discussions with members of both the domestic and European parliaments during her time as technical and sustainability adviser at the British Ceramic Confederation, and by sitting on committees dedicated to addressing resource efficiency challenges within brick and roof tile manufacturing.

At Wienerberger, she will work alongside all departments to embed environmental awareness and social responsibility in every facet of the company’s activities.

Wienerberger say her appointment is another example of their dedication to sustainable construction projects following both the launch of the UK’s first e4 brick house and the company’s sponsorship of the latest SHIFT report in June.

Commenting on her new appointment, Stephanie said: ‘I am very excited to be advising Wienerberger on methods to enhance their already impressive green credentials.

‘As the construction industry continues to go from strength to strength following the economic downturn, the demands placed upon the manufacturers of construction products are growing exponentially, and it is vital we minimize any impact the associated increase in activity may have upon the environment.

‘From a sustainability perspective, the industry is going through an interesting transition in terms of standards and legislative renewal, and I’m very much looking forward to working closely with Wienerberger’s departments to not only keep up to date with these changes, but to go beyond their requirements.’

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