We are very proud to announce that our company was selected as one of top 50 clean tech growth companies by Cambridge Cleantech and KPMG. All of these companies work tirelessly to provide environmental goods and services throughout their businesses. The selected companies have developed beyond the start-up phase and are showing real growth against a range of criteria from year on year revenue growth to higher staffing levels and internationalisation.

Environmental considerations are at the very centre of our company’s operations. Within the last year, FGV Cambridge Nanosystems became both certified to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard and the ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard, demonstrating our commitment to customer service, quality in delivery and environmental performance of supply chain.

Interestingly, apart from aspiring to preserve the well-being of our planet, the results from a customer survey carried out on behalf of our certification organisation, British Assessment Bureau, have also shown that 68% of those with ISO 14001 have either qualified for, or directly won business thanks to their green credentials. This figure was on par with the ISO 9001, which is more traditionally seen as a pre-requisite when bidding for public sector contracts. Therefore, the results show that not only is the environment still firmly on the agenda of the public sector, the knock-on effect is that going green is also a business winner. Additionally, a further 13% of respondents said that ISO 14001 certification had helped them retain contracts with existing customers. As a result, 81% in total cited potential or actual financial rewards.

Since 2013, our company has also been a consortium member of the PlasCarb Project, which aims to deliver a scalable infrastructure to produce graphitic carbon from biogas generated by anaerobic digestion of food waste in order to:

  1. deliver large volumes of the wonder material that graphitic carbon is, to revolutionise industries across power supply, automotive, aerospace, construction, healthcare, wearable communications applications, etc.
  2. contribute to offsetting the negative environmental impact of over 140 million tonnes of foodwaste which is produced in the EU alone every year.

Naturally, we will continue keeping the green agenda in the very fabric of our graphene production operations and making bold steps toward running according to the triple bottom line which is ‘Better for People, Profit and Planet!’ now and in the future.

By Anna Mieczakowski