Premier’s ESG efforts recognised with award win 

Premier Modular’s ESG commitments have been officially acknowledged after it won the Environmental and Sustainability Award at the Hull Live Business Awards last week.

The accolade recognised the company’s energy efficient manufacturing process, ESG compliance and low-carbon products, which are embodied within the whole of Premier Modular Group.

This latest win is the fourth this year for Premier Modular following the company’s success at the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Awards in May.

The first non-financial company in Europe to secure ESG certification, Premier Modular has delivered a number of BREEAM ‘Excellent’ projects, including an award-winning outpatient building for King’s College Hospital.

This latest success has arrived amid a large-scale solar panel installation on two of Premier Modular’s factory buildings that will cover an area equivalent to six and a half tennis courts.

Energy generated from the 1,700m² panels is expected to offset a portion of the company’s carbon emissions from 2024 with 1,779 kWh to be produced annually. 

The scheme is a crucial part of the company’s goal to become net zero by 2035 and has been planned alongside trials to electrify the company’s fleet of forklift trucks.

David Harris, CEO of Premier Modular, said: “Our dedication to reducing the company’s carbon footprint influences every project, practice and decision made. To be recognised for these efforts is an incredible honour and I would like to thank the judging panel on behalf of the Premier team. Our journey to net zero is within reach and this award is a reminder of how much we have already accomplished.”

Annelee Roscoe, ESG and HR Director at Premier Modular, said: “We see it as every organisation’s responsibility to be more sustainable and friendly to the environment and looking after our people and communities. For a manufacturing entity to win this award, it is a great accolade. When you are a service industry it is so much easier to be Net Zero, but we work in a good sector, a good industry and all our products lend themselves well to decarbonisation and the whole ESG ethos.”