SIG UK has announced the appointment of Lorna Stork to the newly created role of Environment, Sustainability and Governance Director.

The move highlights the Group’s recognition of its potential to make a positive contribution to the environmental performance of the construction sector supply chain.

With an academic background in Environmental Management, and over 15 years’ practical experience in the construction sector, Stork joins SIG with a profound understanding of both manufacturing and contracting.

Her role will be to focus on the contribution that SIG can make at all levels of its distribution service, by developing a net-zero-carbon strategy for SIG’s own distribution activities, as well as SIG’s role in ensuring customers can meet the increasingly stringent requirements of building regulations and the sustainable building agenda.

She will also ensure that SIG is well positioned to give accurate advice on the environmental performance of the products it supplies.

Working in tandem with Stork will be a second new role for SIG – the Director of Sustainable and Renewable Sales. This function will be to expand the SIG portfolio of low carbon / renewable products available through SIG.