It is vital that Instarmac balances its commercial, social and environmental responsibility to deliver a sustainable business plan. We have implemented a number of measures such as intelligent lighting, rain, waste and washout recycling, warm air recycling, waste oil, printer cartridge, plastic and pallet management – environmental initiatives that have won us trade association awards and nominations.
We are constantly investing in research and development to continuously decrease our use of raw materials, by testing new recycled materials. Many of our current products have a recycled content: Envirobed HA104® manhole bedding mortar, Pro-Bed HS ECO bedding mortar for paving, and Flowpoint ECO jointing mortar all contain 20% recycled glass.
All these measures, and a company culture that constantly strives for new initiatives, has led to our seal of approval from the Carbon Trust.
Working with the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) we are continuously increasing our use of recycled materials such as glass and rubber. This has enabled us to develop products such as Perma-soil, an alternative reinstatement material that meets the requirements set out in the Utility WRAP Agreement.
As well as an admirable Environmental stance, Instarmac employs a number of set training, behaviour and ethical policies that clearly highlight our commitment to good business practice.
Instarmac are committed in its support against modern slavery and human trafficking and only source goods from reputable supplier partners whose operating practices are in accordance to our Ethical Trading Initiative. Instarmac expects its supply chain to comply to the criteria pertained in this initiative and reserves the right to evaluate their adherence to labour standards that meet both statutory and legal requirements.
Our policy’s are reviewed annually and form part of own philosophy for continuous improvement.