Global pipe manufacturer, Wavin, has created a woodland at its site in Sheffield as part of its ongoing sustainability efforts across the UK. Each one of the 200 trees at the Hazlehead plant and distribution centre is dedicated to a current member of the team and will make a positive contribution to the local environment, boosting biodiversity and helping to improve air quality.

Sustainability is central to Wavin’s business objectives, as it aims to be the industry leader in this field by 2025. Its goal is to reach Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2050. The Hazlehead site is used as the manufacturing base for Wavin’s Hepworth Clay, one of the most sustainable clay pipe products on the market.

Chris Mellor-Dolman, Below Ground Marketing Communications Manager at Wavin, said: “This woodland is a great example of how we are bringing our sustainability commitments to life at a local level as well as more broadly across our operations and supply chain. For most businesses, sustainability isa key part of overarching objectives. However, at Wavin, we want to take things a step further. Rather than meeting the minimum requirements, we want to pave the way for the construction industry, and become a leader in sustainable business practices by 2025.”

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