New ‘Head of Sustainability’
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Andrew Smith as Head of Sustainability. Prior to the new appointment, Andrew held the position of Principal Consultant, Sustainability and Construction Materials at Ceram.
Andrew has over twenty years experience in academic, industrial manufacturing and R&D/Consultancy roles within the evaluation, use and in-service evaluation of construction and other manufacturing processes and products, much of which has been in the assessment of the manufacturing process or the impact of use of these products in the environment and energy, climate change and greenhouse gas fields.
Andrew specializes in the development or adaptation of existing measuring and assessment tools within the field of sustainability and carbon impact within the manufacturing and construction sectors. He is a trained lead Assessor for EU ETS and sits on a number of sustainability and environmental committees within the construction materials sector.
For the past twelve years Andrew has developed assessment methodologies for the evaluation (technical, environmental, financial and strategic) and screening of materials from alternative sources in order to minimise the use of primary raw materials in manufacturing processes.
Speaking about his appointment, Andrew Smith commented:
"Sustainability is an ever expanding subject area, no longer only about carbon and climate change, but now includes water, emissions, waste and energy. Resource efficiency has become the new focus in businesses, both up and down the supply chain. Maximising the use of and minimising the impacts of resources consumed within a business not only makes sound sustainability sense, but also financial and strategic sense.
"Based on this principle, Ceram offers clients innovative solutions to the everyday issues within the materials and materials-based manufacturing processes, providing sustainable solutions that are resource efficient."