JAMES CROPPER BOARD MEMBER WINS INAUGRAL ESG CHAMPION AWARD
October 2022 - James Cropper, one of the world’s most innovative papermakers, has announced that Isabelle Maddock, company board member and chair of the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance committee, has been named ESG Champion at the 2022 Northern Finance Director Awards.
The awards, spanning 14 categories, paid tribute to the enterprise, leadership, resilience, social impact and all-round excellence of financial leaders and their teams in Northern businesses over the past 12 months.
The newly added ESG Champion award sought to celebrate those finance leaders who have demonstrated the need to conduct themselves responsibly, making a positive contribution to the environment, society and their own governance programme.
Excellence in sustainable practice and creating positive social impact sit at the heart of James Cropper’s approach to both long-term strategy and to daily decision making, as the business looks to make a positive contribution to the world we live in.
The winners were announced recently at the celebratory awards dinner at Aspire, Leeds. Over 150 guests attended, from leading Finance Directors and their teams to business professionals from across the North of England.
“It is a privilege to win this award in its inaugural year. The individuals in our ESG committee represent diverse functions, backgrounds and experiences and bring a variety of views, values and talent. We collectively identified the Group’s strategic intents and ESG commitments. I want to recognise that it is our shared effort that drives responsible and sustainable business practices. These values are close to my heart, that of the ESG committee and of the Company.”Chief Financial Officer of James Cropper plc, Isabelle Maddock, commented on her win in this impactful new category: