Our Sustainability

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do
Our Commitment to Sustainability: As a provider of sustainable solutions for our customers, it is important to us that this commitment is reflected in our own values and vision. Every care and attention is given to ensure that best sustainable practice is met in all areas of the business and instilled in staff via training and awareness campaigns. Accreditations and awards such as the Royal Warrant and Planet Mark demonstrate this commitment.

Selectaglaze premises – St Albans office and factory

SDGs applicable to Selectaglaze 7, 13 and 15
In 2020 Selectaglaze completed an 18-month investment in an extension and refurbishment programme of its premises. Sustainability was at the heart of the project. Some of the energy efficiency measures adopted include higher levels of insulation, a new heating and ventilation system, LED lighting throughout, thermal shutters for the factory doors and a PV array on the roof designed to generate 80,000KW of green energy each year. High level, double glazed windows at the rear of the factory give a lot of natural light and ventilation that improves the working environment. This development provides modern workspaces with a production facility able to deliver high quality bespoke products that enable buildings of all types become more sustainable both for the users and our Planet. MORE ON THE SUSTAINABILITY OF OUR PRODUCTS

Day to day sustainable practices

SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production
To extend this ethos further the vehicle fleet is being changed to ultra-low emission vans and cars; with the aim to go electric in the next few years. Office functions are being moved paperless wherever possible and single use plastics are being discouraged or prohibited. Staff are encouraged to car share where possible and have access to apply for the cycle to work scheme.

Waste stream management

SDG 13 Climate Action and 15 Life on Land
Selectaglaze is dedicated to minimising the environmental impact of its activities and ensuring compliance with relevant legislation. It actively promotes the waste hierarchy: Reuse, Reduce and Recycle. Lean manufacturing techniques minimises material wastage in the factory. All waste is disposed of responsibly, with approximately 90% sent for recycling and 10% to landfill.

Sustainable workforce

Sustainable Development goals 3, 4, 5 and 8
The company considers staff to be it’s key asset and care is taken to make their well-being a priority. The office and factory redevelopment has improved the environment, creating a workplace to be proud of. The Company is committed to protecting the rights of employees, meeting all regulatory obligations and ensuring that best employment practices are used. Training and development at all levels is encouraged and there is an active apprentice programme. All this is supported by our accreditation to Investors in People and by one of our core values to support each other and achieve our full potential.

Responsible Procurement

SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production
Through close working with the supply chain, responsible practices are encouraged with policies and commitments in place for antislavery and anti-bribery. Materials and suppliers are selected on the basis of sustainability and ethical trade, with all procured timber carrying FSC accreditation. Suppliers are encouraged to use reusable packaging.

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