We are fully committed to working towards a greener, more sustainable environment and to ensuring that every aspect of our activities, from the procurement of raw materials to the delivery of finished goods, is conducted in accordance with sound environmental practices and in line with both UK and EU environmental regulations and legislation.
We aim to promote an understanding of environmental issues among our staff, customers, suppliers and stakeholders in the context of our business, recognising our responsibilities to deliver long term, sustainable benefits to our people and the local community. Our common goal is to ensure that we continually improve the environmental impact of our total global activities.
Following our relocation to a green field site in 2005, and subsequent expansion in 2011, the third phase of our long-term expansion programme will be completed in 2015. With the installation of a third aluminium extrusion press and second paint line, the development will add around fifty percent to our overall manufacturing capacity.
Throughout this development, environmental considerations have been central to our planning, and to help formalise our processes and procedures, in 2011, we achieved ISO 14001:2009 Environmental Management Systems certification.
As an ISO 14001 company, we regularly re-evaluate our working practices to ensure that we continually work to minimise the impact of our activities on the environment. As a result, we continue to invest in efficient machinery, effective environmental management systems and waste capture and recycling systems, as well as the use of sustainable power generation (we are working towards generating 100% of our power requirements from renewable natural resources).