Crown Paints wins inaugural BCF Race to Net Zero Award

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Crown Paints has been awarded the first ever Race to Net Zero prize at the British Coatings Federation Awards 2023.

The paint manufacturer, which is part of Hempel, a global coatings company whose purpose is to shape a brighter future with sustainable coating solutions, impressed judges with its industry-leading commitment to creating a sustainable built environment.

Introduced this year, the Race to Net Zero Award recognises outstanding contribution to achieving the coating industry’s overall pledge to reach Net Zero by 2050.

Winning the prize, Crown demonstrated how it’s reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its entire network, providing a best practice standard for the rest of the industry.

The business has set ambitious goals to be carbon neutral in its operations by 2025 and shown significant progress in reducing emissions across its entire supply chain – from manufacturing and delivery to new product innovations that are kinder to the planet, without compromising on quality.

The brand also achieved highly commended in the CSR category – demonstrating its commitment to creating a positive difference to people and the planet.

Phillip Cefai, Marketing Director at Crown Paints said: “Our drive to net zero is primarily motivated by our sincere desire to do the right thing for the planet and the people who live on it. We want to lead by example, and we are proud to pioneer the industry’s transition to sustainable manufacturing. Being the first business recognised for this award is a real honour and testament to our dedication and progress towards this goal. I’m incredibly proud of our entire team.” 

Darryl Senior, senior operations, and decorative vice president at Hempel said: “Our Decorative Operations team are committed and engaged to deliver the Hempel – Futureproof Strategy, and the Crown operations team have been leading the way. We have set the ambitious target of achieving Carbon Net Zero on our Darwen and Hull sites by 2025 and the BCF – Race to Net Zero Award 2023 is great recognition for the hard work and commitment of the team.”


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