Hardy Signs takes its role as a sustainable manufacturer very seriously. Between significantly reducing waste, energy-saving features and environmentally friendly materials and technology, our company works hard to reduce its impact on the environment.
We aim to offer an end-to-end environmentally friendly signage package to take businesses to the next stage.
Hardy Signs’ assets, capabilities and green commitment are not only essential for our commercial work but also contribute to the Midlands’ industry and manufacturing richness. They are part of the extensive innovation in the region and facilitate the sustainable development of our local communities and our people.
Hardy Signs Limited as a designer, producer, supplier and installer of printed signs and signage products recognises that concern for the environment should be an integral and fundamental part of the business.
We are aware that our operations have an impact on the environment in a number of ways and are fully committed at every level to achieving continuous improvements in our environmental performance and the reduction of our impact on the environment.
The company has undertaken to implement, manage and maintain an environmental management system in line with ISO 14001:2015, Environment Agency Guidance and GWP.
Our practices and procedures as part of our management system include:-
- Carrying out regular and detailed assessments of our environmental aspects and impacts.
- Ensuring that we are aware and are fully compliant to environmental regulations, legislation and other requirements to which the company subscribes to.
- Ensuring the reduction of all forms of waste through waste minimalisation plans and programmes wherever possible.
- The continued reduction of raw material use and environmental impact on the environment wherever possible.
- The continued reduction of the use of all forms of natural resources wherever possible.
- Continual Environmental Performance improvements and the continued reduction of emissions and all forms of pollution on the environment.
To achieve continual improvements in environmental performance, we set ourselves achievable environmental targets and objectives which are subject to regular audit and review and which are discussed at board level at Management Review.
To help us achieve our environmental objectives, we train, educate and communicate our policies, procedures, objectives and general environmental issues with all our staff and communicate our performance to all interested parties.
The company encourages full co-operation from all staff, and all environmental improvement suggestions to promote an improved environmental position are viewed positively by the company.
This environmental policy is communicated and understood by all staff at every level throughout the company and is communicated to interested parties on request.
We also select and use suppliers and sub-contractors on the basis of their commitment and continual improvement on their reduction in their impact on the environment.
Commitment to the environment and the associated best practices in manufacturing are paramount to Hardy Signs’ vision. Over the past few years, the organisation has taken great steps to reduce waste, increase sustainability and maximise efficiency.
Our facility boasts 200 solar panels on the roof at Hardy Place, our headquarters. The 50kw photovoltaic solar energy system includes inverters that convert the DC Voltage into AC Voltage, which can run machinery, lights, power, and heating. The project has reduced up to £3000 per year in energy bills while saving the equivalent of over 3.5 tonnes CO2 annually.
Through our waste management partner, Willshee’s, 95% of all waste produced is separated and either recycled or goes to energy to create electricity.
Our offices are fitted with motion sensors for the lights and air conditioning system. A single Printer/Scanner is available on our network – enabling reduction of power and cost.
We have invested in the latest print technologies, which have largely reduced lead times and wastage. All our printers are specifically chosen due to their green credentials.
In 2020, the company purchased the first hybrid vehicle, followed by more in 2023
To align with our ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System, in 2021, Hardy Signs has implemented ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management System, demonstrating our commitment to continuous improvement and compliance in our environmental performance. Our aim is to be the market leader, the first point of contact when a customer is thinking about signage. We will do this in ways that offer equal opportunities for our people and benefit the community on a local, regional, and national scale.
The company’s assets, including headquarters, products, services, core competencies and people, have manufactured over 1,000,000 signs for over 10,000 companies since 1993. We invest in technology and hardware, enabling innovation and new ways of working while minimising our impact on the environment.
With the addition of our first hybrid vehicles to the fleet, Hardy Signs is committed to transferring all vehicles to fully electric within the next 5 years. We are also offering car sharing and cycle-to-work schemes to our employees in order to encourage responsible and reduced impact on the environment every day.
The raw materials used in our manufacturing processes are constantly reviewed to source the most sustainable options for our clients – allowing them to demonstrate their own commitment to environmental policies. Should you wish to find out more about our Environmental and Sustainable commitment, please contact us via [email protected]