Parts partnership wins green award

The Green Parts Specialists and Ageas Insurance have been recognised for their green parts strategy at the MRW National Recycling Awards.

The awards are the most prestigious awards in the recycling and resource management sector, with winning projects and teams rightly recognised for their achievements within the industry and further along the supply chain. The awards seek to recognise and reward excellence and inspire others, for the advancement of the recycling sector.

Ian Hill, MD of Hills Salvage & Recycling and The Green Parts specialists, said: “To make the shortlist was an achievement in itself, but to win the award within such a tough category of finalists was an amazing outcome and testament to our successful partnership with Ageas Insurance to drive positive environmental change.”

Robin Challand, claims director at Ageas, said: “We are delighted that our work with Hills and The Green Parts Specialists, to reduce the impact of car repairs on the environment, has received further recognition. Working very much in partnership, we have looked to innovate and continually challenge one another to take our initiative to the next level.

“I’m thrilled that currently, around one in five of the green car parts we use comes from our salvaged vehicles. This is helping to extend the use of existing materials, as well as reduce the need for more parts to be manufactured.”

The judges said that both organisations had recognised a block in the system and made a partnership to overcome it. They also recognised that both organisations are early adopters in a market sector that is accelerating the transition to a circular economy.