Safestyle UK has pledging to eliminate all waste to landfill and to reduce carbon emissions by 10% by 2024.
The retailer already re-uses or recycles 95% of all materials removed from customers’ homes during installations, amounting to 253 tonnes of post-consumer waste last year.
The company says its CO2 emissions per frame installed in 2020 have reduced by 6.1% over 2019 and it now aims to cut 10% by 2024.
It has also achieved ongoing reductions in energy consumption by over 25%.at its manufacturing site Sheffield, through its furnace energy usage reduction programme.
The Company is also improving the carbon footprint of its vehicle fleet and is now halfway through replacing its fleet of 333 vans across the UK. Each new van produces 8% less CO2 emissions than the previous model, which will make an important contribution in reducing the environmental impact of the business.
CEO Mike Gallacher said: “Customers are sometimes surprised that 95% of all materials removed from their homes by us are already re-used or recycled and we believe that our investments in recycling set the standard for the industry. We have now confirmed that we want to go further and eliminate all waste to landfill by 2024 while also cutting our carbon footprint by 10%.
“New windows and doors already make a big contribution to improving home insulation and reducing our customers’ impact on the environment. The further steps we are taking now will build on the fantastic progress we have made already.”
Shaw Bowden, the company’s manufacturing & engineering leader, added: Recycling makes a huge contribution to the environment. The use of recycled materials reduces the level of mining and mineral extraction across the globe thus minimising impact on the landscape and local eco-systems. Manufacturing with recycled materials can also reduce energy consumption leading to a reduction in CO2 emissions. From a customer point of view, using Safestyle guarantees that their ‘end of life’ windows and doors will be entered into the recycling chain and that they are playing their part in saving the environment.”