Jewson has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2014 Finance for the Future Awards in the 'Innovative New Idea' category. The awards recognise the role that finance teams play in creating sustainable business models and economies.

The awards, now in its third year, is organised by ICAEW and the Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S). They will be judged on 5 September and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on the 14 October, 2014.

“We are delighted to have been shortlisted by the Finance for the Future Awards 2014 in the Innovative New Idea category,” said Rod Leigh, sustainability director at Jewson. “Through our high levels of recycling and our innovative energy from waste initiative we are proud to be raising the bar for the construction industry.”

Michael Izza, ICAEW’s Chief Executive, added: “Those organisations that have made it to the shortlist have demonstrated a real commitment to sustainability. It has never been more important to take seriously the enormous social and environmental challenges we face.

"We have gone beyond the stage where small changes and adjustments can solve anything; we need instead a much bigger, transformative vision to re-think how we do business. We believe that the involvement and leadership of the finance function is essential if we are to achieve the goal of a sustainable world. These awards recognise those organisations that are leading the way.”