Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Our Green Ethos

Not only a member, but also a founding partner of the POPAI Green Project, we are committed to reducing environmental impact across our entire organisation. We are now working alongside retailers, brands and suppliers alike to formulate strategies for tackling these issues.

As a result, we are focused on making improvements in a number of key areas:

Design - Product lifespan, use of modular parts where possible, design for re-use, minimisation of material types, design for lightweight materials.

Materials and Processes
- Total carbon footprint of material selected, optimise material usage, use minimal number of components, made from readily recyclable materials, made with recycled material content, ease of disassembly

Plant and Premises - In house vs. outsourced, efficient use of labour, minimise secondary processes, produced with low energy consumption, supply chain fit for purpose, suitable environmental policy.

Installation and Fulfilment
- Outsourced parts delivery, finished goods volume, packaging fit for transportation.

We don't just talk the talk, in the first 5 months of this year alone we have reduced our electricity consumption on site by 21%, an estimated annual reduction of 30 tonnes of CO². Gas consumption is down 24% in the same period, estimated at saving another 45 tonnes of CO² over the year. We have also made significant reduction in landfill waste generated, instead recycling where possible.