We understand that as a global manufacturer we have an impact on natural resources and the environment. It is our responsibility to minimise this impact. We continually test and implement ways to minimise waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions. For example, over the reported period, 4% of our total water use came from rainwater harvesting systems based located at our sites.
Waste is our biggest resource concern across the division. To manage this, we have implemented the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System as part of our continuous process to ‘reduce, reuse, and recycle’. From 2012 to 2014, 32,147 tonnes of material was recycled across the division. This included steel, paper, cardboard, wood and plastic. We have also adopted a ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ initiative. To date, ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ has been achieved at our manufacturing sites across the UK and Ireland at our sites in Sherburn, Holywell, Walsall and Kingscourt.