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Protecting the Environment

A strong environmental performance is fundamental to our strategic focus on continuous business improvement and delivers significant extra-financial benefits. At Cubis Systems, we continuously monitor and assess our resource use, always seeking ways to improve our environmental impact. It is more important than ever that we continue to build a business that is energy efficient, circular and restorative.

 

Managing environmental aspects

CRH undertakes extensive environmental due-diligence on all acquisitions and continue to monitor performance across all their businesses annually to ensure standards are being met. At Cubis Systems we strive to attain the highest level of environmental management. Currently, we are ISO 9001 certified at all our sites and ISO 14001 certified at two of our largest sites with targets set to achieve ISO 14001 in all Cubis manufacturing locations over the coming years. We also have Discharge and IPPC / PPC Licenses at all required sites. By following the ISO framework and working to attain required licenses we have developed an environmental management system we can be proud of.

 

Reducing waste

Cubis Systems have several initiatives in place to reduce waste production and better manage necessary waste re-use and disposal. Operational excellence is captured across the business through which efficiencies are identified and implemented, improving processes and reducing waste. As previously mentioned, we have extended our Ultima product line to reduce waste created using cuttings of our standard range ring sizes. By changing to this system, Cubis Systems reduced the waste created by the sale of just one single product size, to one single customer in one year by 9 tonnes.

 

Optimising freight

Load optimisation is employed at all our sites to ensure we are utilising each transit to its full capacity, reducing unnecessary emissions. Our lightweight products are also designed to flat pack, further increasing the amount of product that can be shipped in each truck load.

 

Understanding our CO2 emissions

Cubis Systems is fully compliant with The CRC (Carbon Reduction Commitment) scheme and in addition to this we have Climate Change Agreements (CCA) in place at two UK sites. We currently use our electricity and gas consumption to estimate and monitor CO2 outputs while we work towards completing an extensive evaluation of our Carbon Footprint and develop a Footprint Report.