New sustainability adviser for Wienerberger

Published:  07 July, 2015

Wienerberger, provider of wall, roof and landscaping products, has announced the appointment of Stephanie Palmer as its new sustainability adviser.

Ms Palmer's experience has been accrued working within company sustainability and has dedicated her career to minimising the manufacturing industry’s environmental footprint, encouraging others to evaluate the environmental impact of their actions.

After achieving a first-class honours degree in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia she 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. She also sat on committees dedicated to addressing resource efficiency challenges within brick and roof tile manufacturing.

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

The company says Ms Palmer’s appointment is an example of Wienerberger’s dedication to sustainable construction projects, and that it follows the trail blazed both by the launch of the UK’s first e4 brick house and its sponsorship of the June 2015 SHIFT report.

Ms Palmer said: “I am very excited to be advising Wienerberger on methods to enhance its 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 minimise 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.”

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight


Builders Merchants Vacancies – UK Wide

At Arco, we are an industry specific recruitment consultancy, providing sales and managerial staff Nationwide to Merchants, Distributors and Manufacturers of Building Materials within the Construction Sales Sector. Priding ourselves on our unparalleled customer service and hard work, we offer a fresh, innovative and personal approach to recruitment specifically designed to meet our clients’ needs and candidates’ skills.

Guest Blog by Simon Damp

Is DIY a lost art?

As time goes by, the art of do-it-yourself when it comes to activities around the home and garden is fast becoming more and more of a lost art.