UK-based Westbury Packaging are now achieving Carbon Neutrality. Part of the process involved setting up a robust environmental policy, which covers everything from energy, recycling, fuel, vehicles, lighting, office/factory temperatures, travel, employee behaviour and more. The company has implemented a number of changes to achieve Carbon Neutrality:
- Energy – all power comes from sustainable sources;
- Vehicles – have been using hybrid vehicles for the last three years and are now updating its fleet to electric. They also installed electric vehicle charging points in 2019;
- Lighting – factory is lit by LED lighting;
- Environment – fast close doors on the factory mean that is it more efficient to maintain temperatures within the facility;
- Recycling – all waste from the manufacturing processes are baled in-house and recycled back into the supply chain.
The company has also invested in two schemes to offset any vehicle fuel they are using while they transition the fleet to electric vehicles. The schemes are tree planting in the UK and supporting a project which prevents deforestation in Uganda.
“We don’t plan to rest on our laurels now though,” says Ben Tupman, Managing Director of Westbury Packaging. “We’re always planning and designing more ways of improving our workplace so that it reduces the impact on the environment. I am proud of the team for achieving Carbon Neutrality and we are all committed to continuing this journey.”