Stephanie Palmer successfully nominated to join edie’s 30 Under 30 class of 2020

Wienerberger' UK Sustainability Manager, Stephanie Palmer, has been successfully nominated to join edie’s 30 Under 30 class of 2020.

Palmer was selected for edie’s 30 under 30 in recognition of her work as a talented sustainability and energy professional, and potential as a future sustainability leader, alongside fellow successful nominees from companies such as OVO Energy, Unilever and Marks & Spencer. 

Edie’s 30 Under 30 club is a dynamic community of talented sustainability and energy professionals under the age of 30, who have demonstrated fantastic achievements and are paving the way for future sustainability practice. Each year, the nominations for the 30 Under 30 club are reviewed by a panel of independent judges, including representatives from the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability and Global Action Plan, in order to select the very best of the bunch.

Over the past five years Palmer has led a broad range of projects, working closely with both internal and external stakeholders to help transform the company from the inside.

Palmer has been recognised for her collaborative work spanning research and innovation, circular economy, waste management, political engagement, promoting women in STEM, as well as her cross-sectorial work on the decarbonisation roadmap to 2050, and most recently on plastic packaging.

Examples of Palmer’s outstanding work include creating a ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ strategy and collaborating with Procurement to award a waste management contract worth over £1 million, and launching an employee suggestion scheme which has generated hundreds of ideas and thousands of pounds in savings. Palmer has also represented Wienerberger in multiple roundtable meetings with MPs and MEPs, where she discussed energy and climate policies. 

Palmer said: “It was reassuring to be recognised by edie for progress made at Wienerberger and ongoing partnership projects within the sector. It helps demonstrate we are on the right track, but there is plenty more to do.

“I am fortunate to have been involved in a range of projects over a relatively short timeframe. My advice to others on a similar path is to be proactive; ask to be involved in projects that interest you – or propose them if they don’t already exist.

"It’s also important to make use of learning and development opportunities to supplement your technical expertise. I look forward to being a part of this year’s 30 Under 30 club and will continue pressing for a low-impact, biologically diverse future.”