Our policy demonstrates how we aim to achieve and improve upon our environmental obligations:
- Identify and comply with all current and future environmental legislation and other codes of practice.
- Consider the environmental aspects of our services and products and endeavour to reduce these.
- Continue to incorporate waste management techniques into our activities, including initiatives to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover waste.
- Incorporate environmental consideration into purchasing, ensuring that certification is obtained to demonstrate the origins of the raw material. i.e. corrugated board.
- Introduce pollution control measures to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment. Raise the awareness of all employees to our environmental responsibilities.
- Communicate our environmental aims to those expressing an interest.
To ensure that continual improvements are achieved, we will periodically assess the impacts associated with our services in order to achieve our environmental goals.
Corrugated packaging is fully recyclable and is made from a natural and renewable resource. The sustainability of the forestry resource is assured by both commercial and environmental considerations.
In fact forestry management and replanting programmes were in place long before environmental issues gained prominence. In part of Europe and America forest growth rate exceeds that of felling by more than 2 to 1. This ensures future supply and secondly young trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and replace it with oxygen, reversing the ‘greenhouse effect’. In America almost one third of the United States is covered by forests. The reality is that hardwoods produced from the endangered tropical forests of the world are unsuitable for the manufacturing of paper.
Corrugated packaging is fully biodegradable and 100% recycleable. In fact over 70% of all corrugated is collected and recycled. Generally corrugated board is one of the more easily recycled
- Wood for paper production is obtained from sustainable resources
- It is then pulped in a paper mill
- Large reels of paper are produced from new and recycled sources…
- …and used to make corrugated packaging
- Corrugated packaging protects goods in transit
- Some packaging is recycled as energy
- The used packaging is collected from stores
- Most of the used packaging is recycled to make new packaging
How Environmentally friendly are we?
- At C.H.Goddard almost 75% of the raw material we use has been recycled.
- 95% of the packaging we manufacture is recyclable and bio degradable.
- 100% of our manufacturing waste is recycled.
As we are an ISO14001 certified company, we comply with the Producer Responsibility Obligations (packaging waste) legislation. This legislation is all part of the pan European drive for packaging waste minimisation. This attempts to reduce the sheer volume of packaging being used and subsequently entering the waste channels. The regulations are both complex and demanding on both the producer and consumer of packaging. The legislation does however have clear and specific recovery targets for the recycling of various forms of packaging.