Cast Iron Radiators Ltd Sustainability
Cast Iron Radiators have always worked with partners and suppliers to lower our impact on the planet.
Choosing clean power is one of the biggest things that can be done to lower your impact on the plant. Whilst we offer customers the ability to offset the carbon footprint of the casting and delivery of their cast iron radiators, all of the energy used at our factory is supplied from sustainable energy suppliers with a carbon neutral footprint.
All of our castings are made using recycled metal from ethical sources. We positively confirm no forced labour in our supply chain and we work with foundries to lower their impact on the planet. Electric furnaces are used in all of our foundries and millions of pounds have been invested over the last few years in emission reduction technology. Casting foundries are no longer the smoke stacks of Victorian England.
Managing waste is a key component of lowering your impact on the planet. All our waste goes to a registered recycling agent. We measure our waste output so that we can keep it under control. Our company has a target of 98% of our waste by weight is recycled. We work with local partners to ensure we meet this target. Last year we recycled 99.2% of all of our waste. We are working with our partners and competitors across the industry to experience share methods of recycling some of our production by-products.
Emissions are inevitable and unavoidable result of painting, we take every effort to minimise our VOC output. This includes in house recycling of paint thinners and solvents - something we have promoted to other companies in the Cast Iron Radiators industry. Furthermore, where ever possible we use of water based paints which have a much lower VOC output and we have developed processes where the emissions of polishing and painting can be controlled and minimised..
Looking after the pennies is a sensible way of running any business, but we have taken this good business practise to the next level encouraging all staff to switch off lights and computers when they are not in use, insulating buildings for heat retention and all of our internal lighting is lowest energy LEDs, awarded energy star certificates.
The World Economic Forum has highlighted water scarcity as one of the largest global risks in terms of potential impact over the next decade. We have developed innovative factory processes to drastically reduce our water consumption. Since our first year of trading, we have changed processes and invested in technology that has reduced our water consumption by 96.5% for each cast iron radiator that leaves our factory.
We only have one planet and it is everyones responsibility to take the lead in lowering our impact on the planet. Because cast iron radiators are made of fully recycled materials and have a life of up to 10 times other heating options - they are the natural choice if you are concerned about the environment.