Oxford Plastics set out sustainability plans for the year

Leading innovator and manufacturer of site safety equipment Oxford Plastics has issued its sustainability report which outlines plans to further reduce its carbon footprint.

The company, which has been running for over 35 years, has published its ‘Site Carbon Footprint & Product Carbon Footprint through the Supply Chain’ report which outlines its dedication to reducing carbon emissions through both its design and manufacturing processes, along with its supply chain.

In the report, Oxford Plastics has pledged to ensure its products are lightweight, durable and repairable, meaning that it is able to reduce the consumption of carbon by both themselves and their customers.

Charlotte Whiteley, Oxford Plastics Marketing Manager said: “With a company our size, there is no legal regulatory requirement for us to submit a carbon footprint report, however we believe that it is the responsibility of companies to take an active interest in the effects they have on the world around them.

“We strive to be a sustainable SME and hope that this report can facilitate other businesses to do the same. It is Oxford Plastic’s intention to review our carbon impact on an annual basis, and to use these results to further decrease the carbon impact of our business, our products, and our supply chain as a whole.”

The report not only outlines the company’s carbon footprint calculations, but also includes case studies of some of its most popular products, such as the LowPro 23/05 Road Plate in comparison to steel road plates.

The LowPro 23/05 road plate is proven to have a significantly lower footprint, with a saving of 79% of carbon emissions over its lifetime due to its lightweight and durable design.

Charlotte added: “This report has been very significant for us as a company to focus on what is important for us and our customers, and to show that we are able to quantify the low carbon footprint of all of our products. By designing and making the products lightweight and durable means there is less energy in transporting and installing them in comparison to metal versions which perform the same job.”

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