SUSTAINABILITY

It is important to us to play our part in reducing our footprint.

We are constantly looking at ways of improving manufacture and delivery to reduce waste, while using as many recycled and recyclable materials and components as possible.

We whole-heartedly subscribe to the idea of Reduce, Re-use and Recycle!

 

OKKURA is committed to providing quality products and service in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy workplace for its employees and minimises its potential impact on the environment. The company will operate in compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and will strive to use pollution prevention and environmental best practice in all it does.

OKKURA will:

  • Integrate the consideration of environmental concerns and impacts into all of our decision making and activities.

  • Promote environmental awareness among our employees and encourage them to work in an environmentally responsible manner.

  • Train, educate and inform our employees about environmental issues that may affect their work.

  • Reduce waste through re-use and recycling and by purchasing recycled, recyclable or re-furbished products and materials where these alternatives are available, economical and suitable.

  • Promote efficient use of materials and resources throughout our facility including water, electricity, raw materials and other resources, particularly those that are non-renewable.

  • Avoid unnecessary use of hazardous materials and products, seek substitutions when feasible, and take all reasonable steps to protect human health and the environment when such materials must be used, stored and disposed of.

  • Purchase and use environmentally responsible products accordingly.

  • Where required by legislation or where significant health, safety or environmental hazards exist, develop and maintain appropriate emergency and spill response programmes.

  • Communicate our environmental commitment to clients, customers and the public and encourage them to support it.

  • Strive to continually improve our environmental performance and minimise the social impact and damage of activities by periodically reviewing our environmental policy in light of our current and planned future activities.

Here are just some of the many ways we are reducing our waste at OKKURA

  • Water conservation

  • Safe storage, use and disposal of chemicals and emissions, including CO2

  • Reducing our carbon footprint

  • Waste minimisation and recycling

  • Use of vegetable based inks

TRANSPORT

  • Ensuring that CO2 emissions are considered in the purchase of company vehicles. All company cars are now 100% electric. We are looking into the possibility of swapping our vans over to electric in the near future.

  • We have selected heavy goods delivery partners that operate a zero carbon offset delivery 

OKKURA machine manufacture and recycling

Our machines have been manufactured to last. They are all manufactured in a responsible manner, when they do reach the end of their life the machines are 100% recyclable. We can take the machines back to our workshop to be stripped down. We can use components as spares and large material sections can be recycled.

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CARBON OFF-SETTING

We have partnered with Ecologi to carbon off-set each machines manufacture footprint. We offer an optional cost to offset the working life of your OKKURA cutting machine energy and material uses. This can be paid directly to our partner Ecologi our you can join ourselves and our clients and pay annually through OKKURA.

 

We feel passionately about reducing our impact on the planet - as we're sure you do!

 
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