Our ambition for a sustainable future, discover more on our environmental footprint.
Our planet is an extraordinary place we call home and at Window Widgets we want to help create a more sustainable and better shaped future, inspiring our employees, customers, and local community to be part of it.
Sustainability is linked to our company values of respect, integrity, and honesty, with clear objectives we would like to achieve:
To inspire and support our customers and suppliers to be part of the journey
To challenge our business to continuously improve and build on our environmental policy
Strive to be the leader for sustainability within the window industry
To be open and honest in all our communications
February 2021 was a huge landmark for us as a company, our head office in Gloucester achieved a zero-landfill mark. It was a 2 ½ year recycling programme that has worked on the resources and processes to lead us towards this goal.
We now have 19 different recycling processes in place, with detailed procedures and compliance activities.
See our journey opposite.
When you break down each category there are subsections of recycling. For instance, in the case of card, we reuse boxes where we can. Where we cannot, we pass it through a machine which turns it into a product suitable for us to reuse as layers between PVC and stillages. Where this isn’t possible, it gets crushed into bundles and sold for recycling.
Most of our injection moulding and extrusion machines are highly energy efficient, saving energy by storing electricity via inverters. This means we are able to save up to 80% of energy usage in some cases. Where we can we make products from recycled material.
Our Werbar for example is made from 100% recycled windows and doors and our corner protectors come from recycled Polypropylene. We also rechip and reuse our mould sprues in-house.
We are continually investigating ways to reduce our environmental impact.
Our work will never be finished!