Committed to environmental efficiency

When considering sustainability our focus is very much on environmental management, employee relations, community engagement and product responsibility

We ensure our paper is sourced from sustainable sources, which are suitably managed and where applicable are FSC or PEFC certified, with a number of them produced using up to 100% recycled fibres

Smith Anderson has been ISO14001 certified since 2012 and successfully made the transition to the new standard ISO14001:2015 in January 2017

We started our carbon reduction journey quite some time ago but accelerated our progress through 2023.  In April 2023 we introduced voltage optimisation into the factory and in September we fitted 1600 solar panels onto our factory and warehouse roofs (with health and safety always at the forefront each panel has safety wires attached for cleaning).  This coupled with a renewable energy contract means we have reduced our carbon footprint by 65%. The video shows the scale of the investment we have in the solar project at Smith Anderson.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

As part of our responsibilities as a Packaging Supplier, we have identified a number of environmental aspects which are regularly reviewed.

These include carbon emissions from energy use and transport, hazardous spillages, impact on health through dust and noise, raw material usage, water usage and disposal, various waste streams and responsible disposal and the hierarchy of reduce, reuse and recycle.

Waste and recycling

As a company, we are proud of the fact that none of our waste goes to landfill- other than paper waste the main solid waste streams that are recycled include:

  • Polythene packaging used to protect pallets carrying our finished goods
  • Cardboard cores around which the base paper is supplied, some cores can also be reused internally
  • Metal waste as a result of our internal engineering activities

Energy Management and Consumption

As part of our Management Review process we continue to monitor our energy usage with a view to continuously improving our Energy Management System. This will ensure that we meet our stated targets. Particular focus has been on the following areas:

Wood waste in the form of pallets and other packaging material.

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Minimising Impacts