Targeting zero waste
Waste is an inevitable part of any manufacturing process, but there are ways to ensure it doesn't become an environmental headache. For example, at Venesta, we've set ourselves the challenge of reducing waste in all areas, not only in manufacturing but also in our administration processes.
We've signiﬁcantly invested in a programme of new recycling systems and equipment for all production waste. So far, this has allowed us to reduce our waste to landﬁll by 50%. That's not all. We're currently planning to extend our recycling and waste burning equipment which will mean we can achieve our objective of zero waste to landﬁll by 2016.
Managing our energy
The cost of energy and the issue of carbon emissions are high on our environmental agenda and we're continually searching for ways to reduce energy consumption across all of our facilities. For example, our waste burning equipment diverts the heat it generates into fuel for our manufacturing site. This means we've been able to replace our conventional gas-ﬁred heating systems, signiﬁcantly reducing our heating usage and carbon emissions.
Reducing our travel
Decreasing carbon emissions
As part of our ongoing commitment to improving our carbon footprint, we've undertaken to reduce employees' travelling time. All staff are encouraged to use public transport wherever possible and we've installed video conferencing facilities on all of our sites to allow meetings to be held without the need for travel.
Take care of the forest
As our customer, you can be confident that our materials and products have been checked at every stage of processing to ensure we are sourcing from sustainable and ethical sources.