The company recognizes its responsibility to help protect our environment and aims to conduct its business activities in such a manner as to minimize any adverse environmental impact. We constantly look for safer and better ways to enhance manufacturing processes and always try to protect and conserve the environment by pursuing a more ethical and sustainable approach to business.
We assume responsibility for the environment by minimising the harmful effects of the company’s operation and by ensuring appropriate management of generated waste. We ensure that we have control over our waste handling as dealing with waste management efficiently through recycling not only also makes sense financially, it has a huge positive impact on the environment.
We have invested in specialist equipment to recycle our waste products, such as single-use plastics and cardboard, which helps us to meet our obligations to the local community and government legislation. The company is committed to taking whatever action possible to ensure that all waste does not leave our premises unless correctly handled. The company actively encourages recycling both internally by promoting environmental awareness to our employees, and among our suppliers and customers where possible.
To minimize the environmental impact of both manufacturing and distribution we manage supply carefully. We try to economise on raw materials, conserve energy and water, and minimize the use of environmentally damaging and non-recyclable materials.
We have invested in machines that re-grind processed plastic so that it can be recycled and fed back into the production process if requirement allows. We also use re-processed material in many of the extrusion product profiles that we produce. We support the circular economy as much as possible.
Many products manufactured are used as alternatives to replace products made from natural resources. For example, DWP manufactures synthetic decking products as alternatives to real teak or real wood. Using these substitutes helps to reduce the demand for natural teak and therefore reduces the deforestation of natural teak forests, for example, Burmese teak, the import of which has been banned in certain European countries. Poor quality, farmed teak only lasts a few years in the marine environment, and PVC decking has better thermal, slip resistance and acoustic properties with a long-life expectancy.