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Resource management

We have made commitment to reduce the environmental impact of our business, right across our supply chains

Our commitments

In 2024, we will continue to focus on:

  • reducing the consumption of single-use plastics across the business
  • reducing onsite chemical inventories and the use of environmentally harmful substances
  • the recovery of precious and rare earth metals through a closed loop approach within our supply chain
  • minimising water usage on site
  • undertaking a gap analysis of our procurement arrangements against ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement

Our achievements

  • We have implemented a platform to enable the sharing of equipment and consumables to reduce purchasing of new items and minimise waste
  • We have identified which areas of our supply chain have the greatest carbon impact, allowing us to collaborate with suppliers to better meet our carbon reduction ambitions
  • Measures have been put in place to eliminate single-use plastics in our canteen. All cutlery and take away boxes are Vegware and compostable. Condiment sachets have been replaced with refillable dispensers
  • More agile working patterns have helped reduce the level of printing. During the pandemic there has been a drop of around 60%, demonstrating what is achievable

We have made great progress in reaching our waste management targets and now need to maintain these while working with more complex types of waste.