The company has been shortlisted in the Sustainable Company of the Year category for the Construction News Awards 2013 and now has to wait until July until the winners are announced.
The judging panel commended Eurocell for its £3m investment in enlarging its post-consumer PVC-U recycling operation as well as taking into consideration product innovation and strategic direction.
Eurocell manufactures PVC-U building products including windows, doors and conservatories. It also has a range of more than 4,000 building plastics products such as roofline, window trims and fascias.
Eurocell is the only PVC-U systems company to be shortlisted in this year’s award and faces stiff competition in its sustainable category from companies such as Aggregate Industries and Jewson.
The commitment to sustainable manufacturing extends across the business with programmes to reduce packaging, improve energy efficiency and develop more new products made using post-consumer recycled PVC-U.
A £3m investment has enlarged its Derbyshire post-consumer recycling facility which is now believed to be the largest in the UK with a capacity to process up to 12,000 end-of-life window frames a week.
The judges acknowledged the business for its ability to use recycled material to manufacture new, energy efficient window products in a closed-loop recycling process.