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Environmental Action – Aims and Implementation

General
Sherwood Signmakers acknowledges that its manufacturing activity impacts on the environment and is committed to taking positive action to reduce such impact wherever possible.

Aims

  • Minimise the use of all forms of energy
  • Minimise discharges of any sort into land, air or water
  • Minimise the use of materials from non-renewable sources
  • Minimise the use of substances harmful to the environment

Implementation

  • Ensure all equipment is switched off when not in use. Fit power saving devices where possible.
  • Only heat areas of the premises necessary for the welfare of staff and visitors.
  • Maximise the use of natural light in production areas and reduce artificial light accordingly
  • Only use low energy lighting throughout the premises.
  • Maintain vehicles in line with manufacturer’s recommendations and make low emissions and low fuel consumption a priority at time of replacement.
  • Single source supplies and bulk order to reduce the number of delivery vehicles visiting our premises.
  • Purchase ink in sealed cartridges and return them for refilling to ensure no waste ink enters the environment.
  • Ensure ink contains no VOC’s.
  • Monitor and strive to reduce the amount of waste produced.
  • Send all waste for sorting and recycling.
  • Re-use packing from raw materials when shipping finished work.
  • Paper, envelopes, packaging must be recycled or from FSC certified sustainable sources.
  • Actively search for raw materials from sustainable sources and encourage customers to switch to them.
  • Ensure COSHH data is obtained for all hazardous substances and actively seek alternatives where possible.
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