We feel passionately about the environment and the impact we may be having on it when undertaking our work. It is for that reason that we do everything possible to ensure our environmental impact is minimised.
You can view or download a copy of our Environmental Policy on the right hand side of this webpage.
We are certificated to BSI ISO 14001, the UK standard for implementing and executing an effective Environmental Management System. This standard assures our customers that we are committed to continual improvement of our environmental impact. Over the past few years, one of our major successes has been the result of our efforts to collect used drums from our customers and to reuse them wherever possible. The number of drums collected is such that if they were placed on top of each other they would be taller than Mt. Everest!
At the moment, the improvement is focused on areas such as reducing our wastage by reducing the quantity of non-conforming product produced in our manufacturing facilities. We are also considering how we can reduce our water consumption (per tonne of product manufactured). Although these two examples are only applicable to manufacturing, the whole company is involved in meeting the environmental standard and our aims to reduce business mileage and increase recycling generally are indicative of the types of initiative we are undertaking. Another example concerns our electricity usages. We have fitted movement sensors in certain areas of our premises where lights were often left on even though nobody was using these areas. If no movement is sensed the lights are turned off.
We try to use raw materials that are as environmentally friendly as possible and are continuously looking for alternative chemicals which have a lower ecological impact.