As a major international business using large quantities of energy and raw materials, we are committed to improving our environmental performance, increasing the efficient use of our resources and energy and minimising waste and harmful emissions.
We recognise that we have a responsibility - to our employees, customers and the environment - to employ processes, practices, materials or products that avoid or reduce environmental damage.
We’re committed to complying with relevant statutory requirements: we’re ISO14001 certified, which means we follow a set of standards for environmental management which helps us to (a) minimise how our operations negatively affect the environment; (b) comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements; and (c) continually improve in the above. Read our environmental policy here.
At the heart of our sustainability initiative is the aim to move our facilities toward zero waste disposal to landfill. By working hand in hand with our waste management providers, we’re able to track individual waste streams, increase our recycling rates and identify cost-effective and responsible alternatives for our waste.
Our continuous monitoring and improvement is reinforced by regular environmental, health and safety compliance audits to help ensure that the company’s facilities meet regulatory requirements and reinforce our commitment to safeguarding the environment.
As well as our dedication to reducing our environmental impact across all Avery Weigh-Tronix sites, we’re also committed to enabling our customers to become more sustainable through the solutions we offer. From the use of equipment such as weight indicators with low-power-draw displays to our specialist waste management software TraceWaste, we help customers to measure the effectiveness and quantify the financial impact of waste reduction initiatives while also complying with industry legislation such as the EU Waste Directive, WEEE Regulations and The Landfill Directive.
Our on-site commitment to the environment is extended throughout the supply chain and evident in our purchasing policies. To meet the requirements of both Avery Weigh-Tronix and parent company ITW, suppliers must focus on reducing the overall environmental impact of their activities and related carbon footprint, land filled waste and water usage. Suppliers are also expected to comply with all applicable laws and regulations around the globe, including those pertaining to human rights, as well as environmental and health and safety laws.