Alumet maintains a pro-active approach to sustainability and we strive to reduce our company’s carbon footprint through all practical means available to us.
Alumet’s commitment to the environment has been benchmarked with ISO 14001 accreditation. To couple this, we aim to use as many suppliers as possible who are ISO 14001 certified.
Waste & Recycling
We recycle as many materials as possible from the office, factory and on site, including paper, card, wood, glass, plastic and metal. We have recently developed our recycling schemes to include specialist items such as rubber and polypropylene. We compost our green waste in our company garden.
Waste reduction and recycling will be a central theme of our objectives in 2015.
Our Purchasing Policies ensure that our suppliers meet the following criteria:
Since 2009 we have achieved the following improvements in environmental efficiency:
In 2015 we will be analysing our heating and lighting strategies more closely to see whether we can make further gains.
Cycle to Work
To reduce carbon emissions a “Cycle to Work” scheme has been introduced whereby the company contributes towards bicycles for members of staff who wish to cycle to the office. We have also installed a secure bike shelter and shower facilities for those wishing to use them.
In order to increase the biodiversity of our local area we have transformed an area of wasteland at our headquarters into a wildlife garden. The Alumet ‘Green Vision’ Garden was officially opened in 2010 by TV botanist Dr David Bellamy OBE. Since installation the garden has developed as a haven for wildlife and features a variety of plants as well as a pond, insect stack, butterfly box and various bat, bird and bumble bee boxes. The garden also has a seating area and provides the ideal place for staff to relax together during break times.
Our environmental standards have been benchmarked with the following industry accolades:
Please click here to view our Environmental Policy.
Supporting the education sector
Alumet supports the local education sector in the following ways:
Supporting local groups
As well as raising funds for their chosen charities, Alumet also helps other local groups where possible.
Alumet organises fundraising events throughout the year such as quiz nights, book sales, cake sales, raffles, sporting events and more. Each year a different charity is chosen to receive the funds.
2013 – Present
Since 2013 Alumet has raised funds for the Air Ambulance and NHS Heart of England charities.
2012 – Make-A-Wish Foundation UK
Throughout 2012 we raised funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK (Registered Charity No 295672). The charity provide activities and events for children and young people fighting life threatening illnesses.
2011 – Myton Hospice
In 2011 we raised £4,500 for Myton Hospice (Registered Charity No 516287). The hospice provides care for terminally ill people in Warwick, Rugby and Coventry and helps them to live as actively as possible after diagnosis to the end of their lives, however long that may be.
2010 – Motor Neurone Disease Association
In 2010 we raised £2,185 for Motor Neurone Disease Association (Registered Charity No 294354). Motor Neurone Disease causes the degeneration of motor neurons and leads to weakness and wasting of muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing. The MND Association is a charity working to help people with MND secure the care and support they need, while promoting research into causes, treatments and a cure. Further details are available at mndassociation.org.
2009 – Thomas’s Fund
In 2009 we raised £2,585 for a local charity called Thomas’s Fund (Registered Charity No 1123075). The organisation provides musical therapy for children and young people with life limiting illnesses (unexpected to reach adulthood). Musical therapy helps to develop self-expression, communication and social awareness. Further details are available at thomassfund.org.uk.