How Green are our Supply Partners?
The protection of our natural environment is a responsibility we take seriously. It is important for Claremont that all manufacturers we partner with are environmentally-conscious companies and each of them strives to reduce their impact on the environment by implementing sound manufacturing processes and policies.
An increasing number of our manufacturers are accredited to the ISO 14001 environmental standard, taking this down to their supply chain to ensure greener procurement. The environmental aims of our manufacturing companies are achieved by implementing processes and policies for the protection of water, soil and air and efficient use of raw materials, replacing substances in manufacturing that are harmful to the environment and ideally sourcing sustainable alternatives.
Our manufacturers are committed to ensuring waste-sorting practices are in line with the latest methods and waste is avoided wherever feasible and recycled whenever possible, thus, creating a recycling process in production. Adopting environmentally-conscious procurement, transport and logistics policies is essential for reducing the impact on the environment and protecting the natural world for us all to enjoy for the future.
Additional, manufacturers also take the lead in knowledge sharing about environmental issues. For example, Teknion works closely with
LEEd (Leadership in Energy and Environmental design; the US Green Building Councils voluntary rating and certification programme for developing high performance sustainable green-built environments) and have provided information about LEEd to over 5000 industry professionals across North America and have a continuous programme of knowledge sharing through accredited training sessions.
Disposal & Recycling
Claremont removes damaged and broken seating from sites for disposal for which we follow strict procedures. All chairs are returned to our warehouse and stripped back to component form. This allows us to re-build approximately 25% of the seating into another useable product. The remaining components and materials are sorted and disposed of via the most efficient and environmentally sound methods available. All metal and all plastic components are recycled. A minimal amount of non-recyclable elements remain and are collected by our registered waste disposal contractor.
The re-built seating is either used as a loan product that clients can take advantage of whilst awaiting new seating, or is donated to worthy causes. Thousands of products have been donated this way to charities, sports clubs, etc., including St. Mary’s Church in Houghton Green, ‘Youthline’ and the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust.