As part of our commitment to a sustainable future, we have a deep understanding of the need to provide sustainable solutions to our customers – either through manufacturing practices, or the regular sourcing of raw materials from established circular pathways, primarily aluminium and steelwhich are recycled with minimal effort.

That’s why all our manufacturing hubs are BS EN ISO 14001:2015 certified, proving that our environmental management system is compliant, but not only this, we are also constantly finding and implementing new methods of further reducing our impact on the environment.

In addition, the company has taken measures to ensure we are doing our part for the environment and safeguarding our planet for generations to come.

These measures include:

Identifying ways of reducing our packing waste, including the removal of plastics where possible.

All scrap metal produced from perforation is recycled and never sent to landfill. These small pieces of metal often become part of ship ballasts and roadways.

We have recently formed an environmental committee with representatives from all parts of the business including sister companies.

We endeavour to source locally, reducing the embodied energy in our products from their source.

This also includes, challenging our supply partners to quantify their CO2 impact and particularly in the case of aluminium and steel – also asking for the percentage of secondary metal content and the source of energy for smelting.

We have also invested in a chromate-free pre-treatment process technology for our powder coating line.

All company cars are to be PHEV and EV – with several new charging points installed at our Smethwick and West Bromwich sites. The aim is to have a fully electric car fleet by 2025.

As specialists in the manufacture of lightweight components for the automotive sector, we have just developed our first electric vehicle powertrain component.

We aim to be operating as a Net Zero business by 2030.

The above isn’t an exhaustive list of the measures we are taking to eliminate carbon emissions, we are in the process of creating a sustainability report complete with an action plan for the future of the company’s carbon emissions. You can read the group’s sustainability page here.