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Duraweld and the Environment
Duraweld is committed to environmentally responsible business practices and endeavours to achieve sustainable manufacturing throughout its processes. The company believes this is essential for sustaining the future of the business and the quality of life for generations to come. In 2010 it committed to providing customers with “Seriously Green Solutions”. and in 2012 included "Care about our community and environment" into the company's Values.
At the centre of this ethos is our Circle of Responsible Environmental (CORE) Practice which is the basis of our Environmental Policy and EMS, incorporating specific SMART targets.
Mark Yeung (Director) is aware that for Duraweld to achieve its objectives, it is essential for employees to be fully involved and, therefore, takes an active role on the Green Team, which consists of top management and Green Champions representing each department, and encourages the embedding of an environmental ethos throughout the company.
In 2008 BS ISO14001 was achieved. Since that time the company has been listed twice in The Sunday Times Best Green Companies, ranking 39th in 2010 and 28th in 2011. In 2011 Duraweld joined the Yorkshire & Humber BITC Environmental Index: 2011 the company achieved High Scoring New Entrant and joint Carbon Reduction Award winner; 2012 Duraweld retained its Silver Band status. The company has committed to putting a summary of the feedback report into the company domain. In 2011 Duraweld was honoured to be featured in The Prince’s Mayday Network Annual Report.
Duraweld endeavours to reduce its carbon emissions; however, is realistic that it will never be carbon neutral. Since 2006 the company has offset its remaining CO2 emissions via co2balance on Gold Standard projects.
Duraweld has been a recycling pioneer by being one of the first in the UK manufacturing stationery sector to recycle post production waste to make 100% recycled frosty clear and white polypropylene.
A visit to our Feelin Green range will offer you a selection of environmentally friendly alternatives, and please contact the customer service team should you have a bespoke product that needs to be made from recycled material. A number of our products are made from recycled polyproplyene or pvc as standard.
The company often re-uses packaging it receives when sending goods out. It also offers a recycling service for its customers’ ring binders. This is available at a cost of £30 per pallet. Please telephone 01723 584091 for further information about recycling Duraweld products at the end of their life.
Duraweld has an active CSR programme, follow us on twitter and read our Green Update Blog to see what we are doing to support our community and other projects.
The company hopes that all its stakeholders will join them on its sustainable journey.