ERA appoints new sustainability programme manager

Lara Coutinho, ERA's sustainability programme manager

Leaders of ERA have appointed Lara Coutinho as the company’s new sustainability programme manager.

Lara is to be responsible for the project management of ERA’s sustainability initiatives across the business, from operations through to packaging. She has more than 10 years’ experience in leading sustainability strategies.

For ERA, she is set to focus on the removal of priority hazardous substances as well as sourcing and reducing the company’s carbon footprint. This falls in line with the goals set by the leaders of ERA’s parent company, Tyman.

One of Lara’s first projects is to work on the ‘most pressing deadline’ set out on the Tyman sustainability roadmap, which promises to eliminate single-use plastic and deliver sustainable packaging across the group by 2026.

Having started her career as an environment and sustainability consultant, Lara has worked across a range of industries over the last decade including facilities management, biotechnology and events, including the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow.

“ERA is a company I believe in and I was instantly impressed by its sustainability agenda,” said Lara. “It is clear that the company wants to make a huge difference, not only for themselves but the entire industry. I am also impressed by the level of care ERA and Tyman has for both their employees and the wider community.

“There is lots to be done in our industry and I am hoping that our efforts will create a domino effect that inspires and supports others throughout the supply chain to make positive changes that will have a lasting impact.

“ERA is keen to invest in its sustainability programme and I know we’ll strive to continuously improve. I feel proud to be here and to be part of this meaningful journey.”

Lara’s appointment follows the release of Tyman’s 2022 Annual Report, which further establishes sustainability as the core of the business’ growth strategy. For information about ERA’s portfolio of security products visit ERA’s website or call the sales team on 01922 490 000.

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