Springfield appoints first Quality, Environmental and Sustainability Manager

Springfield has announced the appointment of Tom Gibbs as the Group’s first Quality, Environmental and Sustainability Manager.

Tom, who brings more than ten years’ experience in sustainability mostly within construction management roles, will lead on the activation and development of Springfield’s environment and sustainability policies.

As part of the newly created role, based in Springfield’s Larbert office, Tom will oversee environmental and quality management as well as helping to develop the broader sustainability strategy for Springfield Properties, as well as Dawn Homes, Walker and Glassgreen as part of the wider Springfield Group.

Tom joins Springfield from his previous post as Group Environmental Manager at Robertson Group, which he held for three years.

Prior to this, he held the position of Sustainability Manager at Multiplex Construction Europe, where he managed environmental sustainability risk on large construction projects throughout Scotland, including the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, and the University of Glasgow campus redevelopment.

Tom Gibbs, Quality, Environmental and Sustainability Manager at Springfield, said: “Springfield is a business with a clear vision for sustainable growth, and a continued focus on the environment and carbon reduction across its operations. By taking a highly efficient fabric-first insulation approach and employing new technologies, customers are already benefitting from the delivery of new homes with reduced emissions and low running costs.

“As part of my role, I am particularly looking forward to developing this further, especially our Environment Social and Governance (ESG) performance. We have a great opportunity to demonstrate our positive impacts across a range of important issues such as biodiversity, climate action and use of sustainable materials.”

Innes Smith, CEO of Springfield, said: “Tom’s appointment as Springfield’s first Quality, Environmental and Sustainability Manager signifies an important development for the Group. With COP26 only next week, our environmental credentials are as vital as ever – but it’s the long-term impact that we can have on the communities that we live and work in for generations to come that’s most important. I look forward to working with Tom to achieve our sustainability goals.”

Founded in 1956, Springfield is one of Scotland’s leading housebuilders, with offices in Elgin, Larbert and Glasgow.

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