Ibstock to host Sustainability Forum at BMF All Industry Conference

29 October 2021

Ibstock to host Sustainability ForumWith this year’s BMF All Industry Conference taking place at the same time as the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, the subject of sustainability takes on particular importance.  The BMF has responded with a dedicated Sustainability Forum, sponsored and hosted by Ibstock Brick. 

Ibstock is one of the 18 BMF members to date who have achieved net zero carbon Business Champion status supporting the Construction Leadership Council’s CO2nstruct Zero initiative.

Commenting on his company’s commitment to sustainability, Michael McGowan, Group Sustainability Manager, Ibstock said:

“Ibstock is proud to be sponsoring the Sustainability Forum at the BMF All Industry Conference.  Sustainability is a key strategic driver for us and our ambition is to be the most sustainable manufacturer of clay and concrete building products in the UK. As a market leader it is our responsibility to be at the forefront in this vital area, a responsibility we take very seriously.  We have developed strong relationships with our merchant partners over many decades so to be sponsoring a forum on such a vital subject for the future of our industry is a great way to continue to strengthen these relationships further as we all work together to identify ways to address the challenges and opportunities that we face in the years ahead.”

Michael will be joined on the platform by James Mitchell of Kerridge Commercial Systems.  Kerridge believes that sustainability and profitability go hand in hand and focus on supporting merchants with digital solutions that support both these twin goals. James Mitchell explains: 

“We view the acceleration of Digital Transformation in the UK’s merchant sector as key to improving performance and customer service and to creating sustainable working practices. We are proud to support the BMF initiatives to promote the Net Zero Carbon strategy, we believe that sustainability and profitability go hand in hand.”

The sold-out, dual-centre BMF All Industry Conference takes place in Harrogate and York from 4-7 November 2021. Further details are available on the Conference website, www.bmfconference.co.uk

The headline sponsor for the second year is the Crystal Group.  Other key sponsors include the Conference Host sponsor ACO, plus BMN, Kerridge Commercial Systems, Knauf Insulation, Marshalls, Marsh Industries, Rockwool, SIG and Xtratherm.