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Harrop gets 'green guru' accolade

Published:  10 December, 2009

UK: Marshalls' Group marketing director Chris Harrop has been named 'Green Guru Manufacturer' by Building magazine. 

Mr Harrop, credited as being the driving force behind Marshalls' sustainability agenda, he was nominated and won the Green Guru Manufacturer award by public vote.

Under his direction, Marshalls has carbon labelled over 2000 domestic and commercial paving products with the Carbon Trust's official scheme and achieved Wildlife Trust biodiversity benchmarks for two sites.

Since becoming the first company in the hard landscaping industry to belong to the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), Marshalls has been working in India to raise awareness of child labour issues in quarries and putting in place award-winning ethical supply chain management programmes.

Last month, Marshalls demonstrated its sustainability credentials by launching Fairstone, claimed to be the UK's first fairly-traded Indian sandstone.