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Stephen Webster wins first Grosvenor Sustainability Award

Jeremy Lim
18 October 2021

Contemporary fine jewellery designer Stephen Webster has been named the winner of Grosvenor Britain and Ireland’s first Sustainability Award. 

The award was established to celebrate and reward environmental and social leadership across Grosvenor Britain and Ireland’s Mayfair and Belgravia portfolio, while increasing the opportunity for landlords and occupiers to partner to build a better, more sustainable future.

Stephen Webster, located on Mount Street, Mayfair, impressed the judging panel with its submission which highlights the company's past, present and future commitments to sustainability.

These commitments include sustainably sourcing and repurposing materials for more than ten years and recently developing a target to halve carbon emissions by 2030, which they are working to get approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

Stephen Webster also holds its supply chain to the highest standards and procures renewable energy for its premises. In 2022, the business will launch Green Pensions, source IRMA recycled gold and increase the sustainability of its packaging.

The jewellery company will take home one year’s supply of green energy worth up to £10,000 and £3,000 towards a digital advertising campaign, which will be created with Grosvenor as the winner of the inaugural Grosvenor Sustainability Award.

Stephen Webster, founder and creative director at Stephen Webster said: “The entire team at Stephen Webster are delighted to have won 1st prize at the inaugural Grosvenor Sustainability Awards.

“For several years we have focused on being as sustainable and responsible as possible across all our business practices.  Our green team, led by our Head of Global Marketing & Sustainability, Samantha Chapman, work tirelessly on this mission and to make sure our clients are part of the journey.”

The judging panel - Joanna Bourke, Deputy Business Editor, Evening Standard, Juliane Cailouette-Noble, Managing Director, Sustainable Restaurant Association, Sofia Lotto Persio, Editorial Lead for Sustainability, Forbes, Amelia Bright, Executive Director, London Estate, Grosvenor and Tor Burrows, Executive Director, Sustainability and Innovation, Grosvenor - also commended the runners-up for their bold sustainability ambitions and a commitment to drive positive change in their business and community.

The Odd Chair Company was awarded second place for addressing sustainability across its buildings, products, and services, including enhancing building insulation through greening, utilising recycled materials in manufacturing, and consolidating deliveries.

Atis, a health food restaurant in Eccleston Yards which champions plant-based and seasonal produce and has a mission to reduce food waste as well as My Wardrobe HQa platform to rent and resell luxury fashion items to reduce waste by 50% within five years also received runner-up awards.

Amelia Bright, executive director, London Estate at Grosvenor, said: “Delivering on our environmental commitments relies heavily on partnerships with our tenants. We wanted to build a way to celebrate the huge strides made by our tenants to help make Mayfair and Belgravia London’s most sustainable neighbourhoods.

“We were overwhelmed by the quality of the entries, however, Stephen Webster’s vision and track record won us over and we are delighted to announce them as the winner of our first Grosvenor Sustainability Award.”

The awards come as Grosvenor publishes its first annual update on its Net Zero Carbon Pathway which will see it become net zero by 2030. The report showed that across Grosvenor’s business, buildings, developments and supply chain emissions fell by 20% in 2020 compared to 2019. While lockdowns inevitably impacted building use and emissions, the company remains on track to meet its 2030 target, with collaboration with tenants "critical to success".

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