ERA invests in sustainability commitments with new appointment

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Home security and fenestration component provider, ERA, has recruited a new Sustainability Programme Manager to lead its environmental improvement journey, as part of its comprehensive sustainability strategy.

Kerri Nadel has a wealth of experience in sustainable product innovation, including the successful reduction of waste materials, following five years as Innovation Technologist for Tarmac.

As part of her new role, Kerri will be responsible for overseeing the environmental impact and actions of each ERA business, from product development and manufacturing to operations and logistics, as part of parent company Tyman plc’s Focus-Define-Grow strategy.

Kerri will also be leading ERA’s implementation of Tyman’s 2030 Sustainability Excellence Roadmap, which details the business’ action plan and outlines how ERA will achieve sustainable operations, build a sustainable culture and deliver more sustainable product and service solutions.

A key ambition of the Roadmap is accomplishing carbon neutral operational emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by the end of 2030. This will be accomplished by implementing a holistic approach to energy efficiency, including the deployment of renewable energy technologies, in addition to dedicated carbon removal projects.

Speaking of her appointment, Kerri Nadel says: “This is an extremely exciting time to join ERA, as it undertakes a significant plan of investment over the next 10 years, which will create a more sustainable and efficient future for all. The entire team is working incredibly hard to achieve these targets, and I look forward to helping ERA go from strength-to-strength in fulfilling these objectives.”

The Sustainability Excellence Roadmap also outlines the company’s aims to deliver 100% sustainable packaging by 2026, in addition to eliminating waste to landfill within the same year.

As part of this commitment, Tyman has signed up to the Science Based Targets initiative to fully quantify its carbon footprint across its value chain and extend its targets to cover reductions across scope 3 emissions, which will also deliver the level of decarbonisation required under the Paris Climate Agreement.

Tyman’s Health, Safety and Sustainability Director, Jonathan Garrett, concludes: “Kerri’s appointment reflects our commitment to sustainability and achieving tangible goals that will benefit our customers, end-users, employees and wider society. Our 2030 Sustainability Excellence Roadmap contains some challenging targets but I am confident that, as a team, we will achieve our ambitions, whilst continuing to deliver the highest standards in product quality and service.”

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