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Award Win Highlights Slingsby’s Green Credentials

BAILDON based industrial and commercial equipment supplier, Slingsby, has seen off competition from across the region to win Business in the Community’s (BITC) Yorkshire and Humber Long Term Environmental Improvement Award.

The company was joint winner with Hallmark Cards and had its environmental performance in key areas benchmarked against a wide range of other leading businesses throughout Yorkshire and the Humber. The companies that displayed the most consistent year-on-year improvements over the last three years then made it through to the finals.

Dominic Slingsby, Managing Director of Slingsby explains: “We’re delighted to win this award. In recent years we have been firmly committed to reducing our environmental impact and we continually look at where and how further improvements can be made. We’ve installed high quality insulation throughout our premises, de-stratification fans that recirculate high level warm air, aluminium framed double glazed window units and we even reshape trees that block natural light.

“In addition we have recycling stations across our premises and use compactors that reduce the skips we need for waste and enable us to recycle approximately five tonnes of plastic each year. As well as the environmental benefits these initiatives also reduce costs which is good news for the company as a whole.”

Slingsby, which has more than 110 employees, supplies more than 35,000 workplace products across all industries through its catalogue, website and trade counter and has previously won BITC’s Carbon Reduction Award.

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Safetyshop Rewarded For Continuous Improvement With Environmental Standard

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of health and safety equipment has been recognised for its commitment to environmental and eco-friendly practices.

Cheshire-based Safetyshop has received ISO 14001-2004 accreditation after putting in place an environmental management system designed to improve the company’s green credentials. Safetyshop is involved in manufacturing a range of around 18,000 safety products, from safety signs to workwear, and by scrutinising each and every process the firm has managed to find various ways to use fewer resources, become more efficient and protect the environment.

Internationally recognised, ISO 14001-2004 is a testament to Safetyshop’s commitment to going green. The company has taken steps to become more efficient with its use of energy, water, packaging and paper, and is fastidious in its approach to waste management and hazardous substance control.

As well as using a new energy management system to cut gas consumption by 30 per cent, Safetyshop has increased its recycling rate by 75 per cent. From changing the type of ink used in the sign manufacturing process to fitting energy efficient light bulbs in its warehouse, Safetyshop has demonstrated its environmental credentials across all areas of the business.

John Suthons, Quality Environmental Health & Safety Manager at Safetyshop, said: “By establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving our environmental management system, Safetyshop has proven that it is not only aware of its responsibility to minimise its own impact on the environment, but is prepared to actively seek ways of doing so.

“The processes that have been put in place have been rigorously tested which is why we are extremely proud to have now achieved ISO 14001-2004 accreditation. A lot of hard work and dedication has been put into getting to this point and all our customers can be assured that this recognition will only spur us on to find greater efficiencies and make Safetyshop a leading light when it comes to protecting the environment.”

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