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
BBC Made on Earth 'How Paper is Making a Comeback' documentary. Smith Anderson section is at 16:10
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.