As of late 2015, SHS Products will have been in business for 10 years. In that decade the company has grown exponentially but with impressive production growth comes the fundamental responsibility of minimizing our impact on the environment. The drive to expand has not stopped our Directors Mark Busby and Rob Witcomb from being conscious of the manufacturing industry’s contributions to climate change. That’s why SHS Products have worked hard to improve their processes.
Over the last 2 years SHS Products have worked hard to improve our carbon footprint.
In that time…
You might be slightly confused by why SHS would be dealing with so much wood, well our Stainless Steel and Aluminium components can be transported anywhere in the UK on wooden stillages. By streamlining our production and deliveries we have cut down our need to travel as much or use as much wood for packaging.
Glass is a big part of the SHS Products equation and as with any type of stock there will be some material wastage. Again through streamlining our transportation process and some clever thinking we have reduced our glass wastage to less than 1%.
No matter what we all call it from your carbon footprint to Green House Gases, we’ve reduced the amount we put out as a company. The volume we’ve reduced this by in the last two years is an astonishing 42.92 Tonnes. For some perspective 1 Tonne of Carbon Dioxide is equivalent to a car travelling just over 3,000 miles or travelling by airplane from London to Los Angeles.
SHS Products will always endeavour to be conscious of our environmental impact, and will work to find ways to improve our manufacturing process whilst reducing carbon emissions.
We are currently going through the process to acquire the ISO 14001 certificate for Environmental Management Systems. We’ve made a lot of changes in the last couple of years and SHS Products will continue to produce quality balustrading and handrails whilst minimizing our impact on the environment.