We’ve been recycling 100% of our waste since September 2015

The initiatives we have followed within our Environmental Policy have delivered considerable cost savings and have improved our energy efficiency significantly over the past nine years since moving into our new premises, and further improvements are targeted going forwards.

We are actively working to reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment. At our Heathfield factory, since we started production in 2007 we have worked hard to reduce our carbon footprint achieving the following:-

KPI figures 2014/2015 (expressed per tonne of output)

  • Reduction in electricity consumption by 36 %
  • Reduction in gas consumption of 53% due to an investment in more efficient boilers and machinery with the support of The Carbon Trust Carbon Trust
  • Reduction in Water/Effluent of 9 % despite introducing new processes that use significant quantities of water.
  • Reduction of waste in our processes is an important area that we are focusing on as a business. All of our food waste goes to Anaerobic digestion [1] to produce electricity but our goal is to reduce our food waste during 2015/16 by 52% compared to our previous financial year by year end.
  • 100% of our non-food waste is now recycled.
  • We are also working in partnership with our customers and suppliers towards reductions in packaging waste, through a reduction in volume, weight and through increased recyclability.

Paramount’s efforts have been recognised by a wide number of relevant schemes and our success acknowledged by a number of awards such as:

Manufacturing Award Finalist 2013 Manufacturer of the Year Finalist
Future Manufacturing Awards – National Runners Up for Operating Practices & Processes

[1] Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a natural process in which micro-organisms break down the organic matter found in wet biomass waste (such as sewage sludge, animal manure and slurry and waste food) in the absence of oxygen, to produce biogas (mainly a mixture of around 60% methane and 40% carbon dioxide) and digestate (a nitrogen rich fertiliser).

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