Environmental Policy

Environmental Statement update

September 2017

Crystal Doors manufacturers of vinyl wrapped doors in Rochdale, Manchester and is committed to Environmental Quality and Efficiency. In working towards these objectives and ISO14001 certification, the company endeavors to prevent pollution and meet or surpass all relevant Health, Safety and Environmental legislation to ensure the protection of its employees, the community at large and the environment. The company intends to set, improve and review its environmental standards on a continual basis.

In striving to carry out all its operations in an environmentally sensitive manner, the Company aims to minimize the consumption of resources; releases to the atmosphere; water consumption and waste disposal. Where practical, the Company seeks to follow good environmental practice on purchasing, energy use, transport and waste management.

The Company promotes the dissemination of good environmental practice and plays an active role in developing opportunities for more sustainable vinyl wrapped products through education, advertising and business support. The Company provides environmental training for staff and encourages partners to work to this or a similar policy. As part of this policy, the Company has set itself the following objectives and targets, reflecting the most significant environmental aspects of its operations that have been identified:

Successes of the last 12 months

  • Installation of Industry 4.0 dust extractor​  (click to read press release)
  • Achieving substantial criteria for ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and will have certification in 2018 
  • Achieving substantial criteria for ISO 18001 Occupational Health & Safety and will have the new certification of 45001 in 2018
  • Started ISO 9001 Quality Managment System and will have certification in 2018
  • Improving on our Carbon Footprint by 8% after establishing a Carbon Footprint last year
  • Sustaining and improving on our Environmental Performance Indicators.

Successes of the last 24 months

  • 100% biomass recycled with 980kw biomass burner, installation June 2015​  (click to read press release)
  • 100% cardboard recycled and sold (office waste cross shredded first)
  • 100%  plastic recycled
  • FSC and PEFC certification applied for and certified in February 2014
  • Sustaining and improving on our Environmental Performance Indicators.
  • Carbon Footprint now established including scope 1 and 2 emissions
 

Successes of the last 36 months

  1. Meeting the requirements for FSC and PEFC certification, now yearly assessments.
  2. Installation of 980kw biomass burner, meeting the latest Renewable Heat Incentive low emissions targets.
  3. Waste recycling is over 99%, maintained from over 99% last year. Based on weight recycled to landfill.
  4. 90% of lighting is now LED or high efficiency lighting.

 

Successes of the last 48 months

  1. Meeting the requirements for FSC and PEFC certification.
  2. Using no addition heating requirements other than the 300kw burner for the factory floor.
  3. Waste recycling is over 99%, maintained from over 99% last year. Based on weight recycled to landfill.
  4. 300kw waste burner heat pipe insulated into the factory.
  5. Excess waste bio mass now sold for other bio mass burners.
  6. 50% of lighting is now LED or high efficiency lighting.
  7. Upgrading the extraction system to include Ecogate technology

Successes of the last 5 years

  1. Storing wood waste during summer to be converted to heat during the Winter.
  2. All our vans have trackers that are used to monitor fuel-efficient driving.
  3. Waste recycling is over 99%, maintained from 99% last year.
  4. 300kw waste burner is now integral to the factory, increasing the heat recovery efficiency.
  5. New factory roof.  A minimum 20C factory is required for quality vinyl door production.
  6. All Lighting in the factory is switched on and off with light level monitors, now being replaced with LED lights.

Crystal Doors are supported by MAS Manufacturing advisory service,    Groundwork Oldham & Rochdale,

Rochdale Development Agency (RDA),    and Hopwood College  Skills Company

Crystal Doors recognizes the growing public awareness of the environment and environmental issues. Many customers are specifically requesting certified timber. We have now committed and have made positive moves towards stocking products originating from sustainable and correctly managed forests, and in particular FSC certified products. (FSC products have their forest of origin independently inspected and evaluated according to environmental, social and economic criteria agreed by the Forest Stewardship Council AC.)

FSC (the Forest Stewardship Council_ is an international, non-profit making association whose membership includes environmental and social groups and progressive forestry and wood retail companies working in partnership to improve for FSC (the Forest Stewardship Council) is an international, non-profit making association whose membership includes environmental and social groups and progressive forestry and wood retail companies working in partnership to improve forest management world wide. Crystal Doors site has now been awarded FSC accredited certification by BM TRADA.  To check our status please click here

Crystal Doors also stock product that has been produced under the Program for the Endorsement of Certification schemes (PEFC) and the American Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). The Group aims to adopt environmental standards at least equal to legal requirements and to integrate environmental considerations into its decision making in such areas as transport, energy usage, treatment plants, waste disposal and health and safety.  To check our status please click here

 

Product Type Control System Input Category Primary Activity Main Output Category           
W12 Indoor furniture  Mix Credit FSC mix credit Secondary Processor FSC Mix

 

 

 

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