Many of our customers have programmes that commit them to ambitious corporate responsibility targets.
As core suppliers, we understand the need to support them in their journey to drive sustainable transformation within their supply chains. Our own corporate responsibility agenda is an important means of not simply supporting our customers but also of reducing our cost base and earning a licence to operate as a trusted member of the community.
Because we understand the environment in which we work, we can commit to reducing our environmental impacts as part of our strategic business planning through a process of continual improvement. This includes:
Wherever possible, using environmentally safe and sustainable resources and products manufactured from recycled or recyclable materials.
Promoting our environmental policy to all our suppliers, hauliers and others working for us or on our behalf, expecting that they will also adopt both a responsible and proactive approach to environmental concerns.
Maximising resource usage and minimising the creation of waste.
Actively engaging with customers, employees and suppliers to exploit opportunities offered by new technologies and improved process operations to further reduce environmental impact.
Educating, training and motivating our employees so that they are aware of the potential impact of their actions on the environment and understand their role in helping reduce the environmental impact of the business.
Reviewing our energy and water usage and, where necessary, investing in the appropriate technology for conservation and improved efficiency.
Managing the environmental impacts, particularly the prevention of pollution, as an integral part of the company’s ISO 14001 accredited environmental management system. The setting of objectives with quantifiable targets to reduce emissions, discharges and waste is a key element of our systems.
Ensuring compliance with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and other requirements to which the Company subscribes, which relate to its environmental aspects.
These environmental commitments and their effectiveness are reviewed periodically and revised to reflect changing conditions.
Essentra is committed to ensuring that all of its activities are conducted in accordance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements and the highest standards of ethical business conduct.
The Essentra Code of Business Ethics (the code) covers our position and expectancies on key governance and compliance topics and applies to all our employees worldwide whether working in the manufacturing plants or in office-based locations. The code addresses anti-corruption, conflicts of interest, insider trading and other similar issues.
We have a training programme that ensures employees are aware of their responsibilities and that they are in compliance with the code.