CMS enters global spotlight as it wins Scottish Green Apple Award 2018

16th May 2018

CMS Window Systems has been recognised once again for its achievements in environmental sustainability by winning a Scottish Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice 2018, and being chosen to represent the UK as a Green World Ambassador in the Green World Awards.

The UK-leading window, door and curtain walling manufacturer and installer fought off stiff competition to win the Gold award at a special presentation ceremony held recently at the CMS Innovation Hub. The event was attended by more than 40 representatives from Green Apple Award winning businesses across Scotland, who all share a common goal in their commitment to minimising their impact on the environment.

As a purpose-built educational facility designed to advance the application of sustainable building products in homes and buildings across the country, the Innovation Hub was an apt venue for the awards which have been recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world since 1994.

In addition to putting CMS into the top flight of Scottish firms demonstrating environmental excellence, the award win also propels the company into the international spotlight. CMS has become a Green World Ambassador, representing Scotland in the Green World Awards 2018 - a prestigious environmental awards programme that attracts entries from all around the world, with the trophies presented in a different country each year.

Receiving the award, CMS Window Systems’ Chief Operating Officer, David Ritchie, said: “We’re delighted to win the Scottish Green Apple Award as it is a terrific endorsement of our sustainable business strategy. CMS was built from day one around environmental, social and economic sustainability, at the heart of which is our unique closed-loop recycling guarantee, ensuring our landfill waste is virtually zero and that our new windows and doors are easily recyclable at the end of their lengthy service life.

“It is also an honour to become a Green World Ambassador, and have a paper published in The Green Book. This will enable businesses throughout the world to learn from our experiences and help them achieve their own environmental best practice goals.”

Winning in the 2018 Scottish Green Apple Awards is the latest in a string of accolades for CMS. The company won gold in the UK Green Apple Awards last year, and it was recognised at the highest level by being presented with a Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2017.

CMS Window Systems is one of Scotland’s fastest growing manufacturing businesses and a market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of aluminium and PVC windows, doors and curtain walling. Employing more than 245 people at its 15-acre main manufacturing and recycling facility and HQ in Cumbernauld, together with its branch in Kirkcaldy, the company has been backed by mid-market private equity investor LDC since May 2016, when it secured a significant minority investment to further support the business’ expansion across Scotland and England.

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