Quality & Environment
Network Packaging is an ISO 9001:2015 accredited business. All of our systems and processes are consistent, reliable and fit for purpose. We also listen to customer feedback and respond proactively, so you can rest assured you're in safe hands.
Packaging and the Environment
Packaging is an essential commodity for many businesses, but it is important to consider ways to minimise the impact that packaging can have on the environment, without compromising on product protection.
Network Packaging, as part of the Macfarlane Packagingg group, adheres to the three Rs:
Macfarlane and our suppliers are constantly improving our techniques and technologies to create more efficient packaging products.
Re-using a product to prolong its life often makes good sense and many packaging products are designed to be utilised many times before they reach the end of their usable life. However, it is not always the most practical or best environmental option based on life cycle thinking. Therefore, recycling can be a better option over reuse.
Recycle (or Compost)
If a product can't be reused, it should be recycled as this can save energy, reduce rubbish in landfill sites and cut the cost of waste disposal.
Our Environmental Policy
Here at Network Packaging, we believe we have a responsibility to ensure our business operations impact positively on society. Therefore, we are committed to protecting and enhancing the environment, where operationally possible and practical. This commitment will form part of the Network Packaging business strategy and operating methods. It is our priority to encourage our suppliers, contractors and customers to do the same.
1.0 We will wholly support and comply with (or exceed) the requirements of all current environmental legislation and codes of conduct.
2.0 We will minimise our waste output and where possible, look to reuse and recycle any waste materials.
3.0 We will minimise energy and water usage in all Network Packaging premises, vehicles and processes in order to conserve supplies, and minimise our consumption of natural resources, especially where they are non-renewable.
4.0 We will operate and maintain company vehicles with due regard to environmental issues as far as reasonably possible
4.1 Route planning will be used to minimise mileage and emissions.
4.2 Any new vehicles added to our delivery fleet will meet Euro 5 standards.
5.0 We will apply the principles of continuous improvement in respect of air, water, noise and light pollution from our premises and reduce any impacts from our operations on the environment and local community.
6.0 Where possible, we will purchase products and services that have minimal impact on the environment and encourage others to do the same.
6.1 All suppliers and contractors will be assessed before being added to our roster via our new supplier questionnaire.
7.0 We will assess the environmental impact of any new processes or products we intend to introduce prior to their introduction.
8.0 We will ensure that all colleagues understand our environmental policy and conform to the high standards it requires.