Despite the huge range of products being manufactured and supplied by us, our aim is always to operate within a climate of excellence, not only in terms of service and procedures for customers, but also for systems of product manufacture, the welfare, health and safety of all of our employees and those people affected by our activities. We aim to operate with Corporate care and social responsibility.
In an industry where traditionally additives, chemicals and fossil-based products are essential to the manufacturing process, we have challenged ourselves to ensure, wherever possible, the environment is at the heart of our activities. We are working extremely hard to create a “greener culture” within our business. Included in this policy is a summary of what we have achieved and are continuing to improve on throughout the Group.
In order to achieve this, the business recognises that promoting Sustainability and protection of the Environment and the avoidance of pollution, is of the utmost importance, not only for the here and now but for the future of everyone. At all levels, and within all functions of the Group, we are committed to continual improvement of our management systems and enhancement of our environmental performance.
We are determined to ensure that wherever practically possible, our activities including purchasing, manufacturing, distribution, waste generation and disposal, will minimise the effect on the Environment and prevent pollution.
On the agenda at Board level and throughout the business, we strive to continually improve all areas of our activities and the impact we have on the environment. We will always comply with relevant environmental legislation and industry codes of practice as well as any other compliance obligations, as a minimum level of performance.
Our aim is always to operate within a climate of excellence. That means not only the best performing products and service but also our methods of manufacturing, energy use, waste disposal, packaging, fuel efficiency and welfare of those affected by our activities are being constantly monitored. As part of our commitment to put the environment at the heart of what we do, we have developed an award winning range of Environmentally sensitive products, all designed to help reduce lubricant impact. We are also investing in unique, award winning technology to drastically reduce our carbon footprint.
These are our Objectives for 2021
- To become the first global lubricant manufacturer to blend with a carbon neutral footprint
- To reduce fuel usage and emissions from our transport fleet by between 5-10%
- To replace plastic packaging to packaging used from recycled materials and measure the reduction
- To monitor and record energy savings used by our unique ultrasound method of manufacturing, using energy dashboard and energy audit findings
- To promote more of our environmentally sensitive product range, such as Barn Paint (water based low VOC), Prolan (lanolin and NSF approved), Bio Lube and Hybrid products wherever possible and as part of the Group’s marketing strategy.
Everything we do is underpinned by the five principles of our business or Core Values - we call these values THE WITHAM WAY. In practice, each Core Value relates to how we operate. Our Core Values are at the heart of our family business and how we treat the people we have within our team, customers, supply chain and all those around us.
These values are not just good business practice, they are the cornerstones of pride on which our business has been built and grown on over the past 100 years. They will be the bedrock of what we continue to do long into the future. Sustainability and the environment is very much at the heart of our business.