Desso, a leading European carpet and sports pitches
manufacturer, has been recognised with a 'Big Tick' at the regional
stage of the prestigious 2013 Responsible Business Awards, run by
the charity Business in the Community (BITC). As well as this
recognition, Desso is one of just 59 companies shortlisted to go
forward to judging, with a chance to be crowned overall winner in
the UK. The final result will be announced on 2 July at the BITC's
National Gala Dinner in London, which is supported by the 2012
Responsible Business of the Year Marks &
The Big Tick is the first level of accolade in the Responsible Business Awards, the UK's longest-running and most respected corporate responsibility awards. The scheme was set up to champion and raise awareness of the best examples from across the UK of business making a positive difference and genuinely tackling key social and environmental issues with award-winning corporate responsibility programmes.
Winning companies are awarded for initiatives across the spectrum of responsible business behaviour: from improving the health and wellbeing of employees, to helping disadvantaged people into employment or building long term partnerships with schools.
Desso achieved the Big Tick - the first level of recognition in the awards - in the Jaguar Land Rover Marketplace Sustainability Leadership Award which recognises companies that are transforming their businesses by creating new commercial models that take account of environmental and social trends.
Desso's vision is to 'make the floor work for our health and wellbeing'. Based on the insight that we spend 90% of our time indoors, the company focuses its innovation on developing products that have a positive impact on health and wellbeing and the environment. At the core is its innovation programme based on Cradle to Cradle® thinking, Functionality and Creativity.