Golly Gee - 2 Gs For Veka

Veka Plc has been shortlisted for not one but two categories at this year’s G21 Awards. The firm has been named as a finalist in the ‘Best Sustainability Initiative’ and ‘Covid-19 Business Hero’ Award categories.

The winners will be announced at the famous G-Awards dinner which will take place at Park Lane’s London Hilton in November.


Best Sustainability Initiative

The Best Sustainability Initiative looks to honour companies who have adopted measures to minimise, reuse and recycle waste, protect the environment and minimise energy use. They are also interested in measures that have demonstrated the mitigation of climate change.

Veka demonstrated to judges its ongoing commitment to sustainability after publishing its second comprehensive CSR, (corporate social responsibility), report earlier this year. Not only is CSR a key strategic objective for the business, it also inspired Veka’s new positioning statement for 2021, ‘We Care | We Act’ and new mission statement, ‘We care about our partners, our people & our environment'.



Like many businesses in the last 18 months, Veka had to remain firmly focused on survival and the continued supply of product and the protection and welfare of its employees, suppliers and customers. For many that would mean that CSR would take a back seat. Although Veka has admitted not being able to achieve all the goals that it identified, the company has still made progress and reported some impressive energy savings, ways to reduce waste and community support.


Covid-19 Business Hero

The Covid-19 Business Hero Award looks to play tribute to the businesses that have reacted to the global pandemic and pivoted the way they operate to be a force for good within the glass and glazing industry.

Veka’s strategic response to the pandemic protected the welfare of its customers, suppliers and employees. Veka supplied material essential in the manufacture of the ‘Nightingale’ hospitals and helped to support 200 local families with food over Christmas. Despite unprecedented demand and shortages of raw materials, Veka’s approach has resulted in continued supply to its customers.


 “We’re honoured that our strategic approach to sustainability and our actions during the pandemic have been recognised by the prestigious G21 Awards.  Like many businesses, our crisis management plans didn’t include a global pandemic. However, by the time the national lockdown was announced in March 2020, our management team had a robust plan.”

– Dawn Stockell 

Marketing director, Veka plc,


Veka Recycling

Stockell adds: “We are also very proud that our sister company, Veka Recycling, is also a G21 Awards finalist. I believe that having two independently managed companies from the same group appearing amongst the finalists in this category, offers a very clear picture of the commitment the Veka Group has to sustainability.”

Picture: Both Veka plc for its commitment to the environment  and Veka Recycling are finalists at the soon-to-be-held G-Awards.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
19th October 2021


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