Instarmac leading the way in green manufacturing

World-class manufacturer, Instarmac Group plc, are choosing to make a positive impact on the environment and are leading the way in sustainable and green manufacturing.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that if the planet’s average temperature rises by just 1.5°C, up to 30% of species could be at risk of extinction. Therefore it is crucial that a company’s carbon dioxide levels are controlled and reduced. It is also imperative that companies employ effective procedures aimed at streamlining operations and increasing efficiency.

Instarmac Group plc have taken all the necessary measures needed to ensure their world renowned products are manufactured efficiently and with as little environmental impact as possible.

“I began working at Instarmac over 25 years ago and I have seen a lot of change during that time – particularly when it comes to environmental policies. Having as little impact on the environment as possible is behind every decision I make about the running of our production and warehouse facility.

“Over the last few years, I am proud to say that we have introduced further initiatives to reduce our environmental impact even further. These include using variable speed drivers across the plant, consuming less electricity at start up and using an Energair control system for the compressed air plant, which means we only produce the air we require. We are also replacing our lighting with LED bulbs and use Intelligent Wrapping Technology to select the best wrapping solution for each product, focusing on stability and efficiency.

“We also re-use and recycle as much waste material as possible and always utilise the most efficient equipment and plant machinery.” Paul Evans, Works Director at Instarmac.

In 2019 Instarmac’s carbon footprint was measured at 3893.8 tonnes per CO₂e, an average footprint of 21.6 tonnes per employee. Just one year later, Instarmac’s carbon footprint was measured at 3303.53 tonnes per CO₂e – a 16% improvement and evidence that Instarmac’s environmental commitments are clearly working.

Instarmac are not resting on their laurels but are pushing forward and have made a number of pledges for the future. Instarmac will continue to prioritise the use of green materials in their product formulations, aim to reduce their carbon footprint by a further 5% by 2022 and have 60% of their fleet running on CNG by the end of 2025.

To find out how Instarmac are going to achieve these ambitious commitments, please download a copy of their Environmental and Social Responsibility Report.

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