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Bekstone Sustainability Polices

Sustainability

Bekstone strives to minimise and continually reduce the adverse impacts of all our operations both in the immediate, local environment and throughout our supply chain globally. We also seek to contribute to the economic success of the communities in which we work and to provide a safe, secure working environment for our employees and our supplier partners' employees.

Bekstone recognises it has a responsibility to minimise the impact caused by its operations and supply chain on the climate. As such we continue to review, measure and monitor our operational procedures so that we continue to make improvements to reduce emissions that contribute towards Climate Change. This policy is implemented in accordance and conjunction with our Environmental Policy.
 

Bekstone ensures that it meets the legal responsibilities covered by the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA). The Integrated Pollution Control and Air Pollution Control by Local Authorities measuring the impact of our operations on the local air, water and land and ensuring we operate within the approved guidelines.

Actions undertaken and being undertaken to improve upon our basic local and legal requirements include:
 

A change to 100% 'green' electricity at our production plants and offices in January 2008. Electricity that is used to power our production machinery, light, heat and general power is supplied from renewable resources via generation which is Climate Change Levy exempt. Sources which contribute include wind turbines and hydro electric schemes. Audited by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance within ISO 9001 : 2000.
 

We have spent many years working with the Carbon Trust in order to minimise our carbon output and our reductions have been certified. Measuring carbon output helps us to create changes to our manufacturing and supply chain activities in order to continue to reduce the amount of carbon we produce. In doing this we are able to demonstrate our progress and positive contribution towards the slowing of climate change.
 

"It is important that we monitor and measure our effect on energy consumption and the Green House Gas Emissions that we create in conducting our business. Only by doing this can we take action to reduce our carbon output and contribute to the slowing process of climate change."
 

Ian Stewart
Managing Director

 

Electricity that is used to power our production machinery, light, heat and general power is supplied from renewable resources via generation which is Climate Change Levy exempt. Sources which contribute include wind turbines and hydro electric schemes.

Audited by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance within ISO 9001 : 2000.