Our company is committed to the core principles of sustainable development and we aim to achieve economic, environmental and social sustainability throughout our business and supply chain. Manufacturing all of our heating and ventilation equipment in the UK helps create economic resilience by flying the flag for British built products in the HVAC industry. See below how we at Powrmatic are continually finding new ways to improve our carbon footprint.
At Powrmatic we have a strong commitment to sustainability at every level of our operations. We recognise our responsibility to minimise the environmental impact of all of our actions, from product design and manufacturing methodologies through to sourcing of materials and effective waste management.
Our sustainability policy is delivered through a comprehensive programme of complementary strategies:
Sustainability is embedded within every aspect of our manufacturing operations, from product designs that optimise manufacturing efficiency and sourcing of materials through to our investment in energy-efficient production machinery. For example, 90% of the materials used in manufacturing our ventilation products are recyclable.
Efficiency by design
As a manufacturer of energy-consuming products we have a responsibility to help our customers reduce their environmental impact. This is achieved by designing products that deliver the very highest standards of efficient performance, backed by design, commissioning and ongoing maintenance support to maintain this efficiency throughout the life cycle of the products.
We continually strive to reduce the carbon footprint of our facilities by regularly evaluating their environmental performance and implementing measures that deliver ongoing improvements.
We have implemented a wide-ranging re-use and recycling policy, encompassing both manufacturing and office areas, to ensure all waste materials are sorted into the appropriate waste streams for collection and recycling. We also use the minimum amount of packaging while ensuring effective protection of our products – and wherever possible make use of recyclable packaging materials.
Supply chain management
As members of the government-run Constructionline building material supplier scheme, our policy is to work with suppliers that reflect our own commitment to environmental stewardship.
As a UK manufacturer we are able to minimise the embedded carbon associated with transportation for UK projects. When exporting products we seek to use the most environmentally-friendly forms of transportation.
Our programme of education and engagement ensures that all of our staff are aware of sustainability issues and their role in helping us to achieve our sustainability objectives. Staff are also actively encouraged to suggest ways in which we can improve our environmental performance.