PTF Engineering Ltd and the Rolwey Group‘s Green Initiative aims to reduce the impact of its business operations on the environment by maintaining our waste management regime and reducing carbon emissions, incorporating energy efficiency measures into the company facilities and promoting efficient energy use and to encourage buy-in from staff to safeguard environmental impact awareness within the workplace.
What we have done:
We had a full facility lighting survey carried out to establish the potential cost and carbon emission saving and as a result have invested in changing the majority the lighting within our facility to LED.
LED lights are up to 80% more efficient than traditional lighting such as fluorescent lights. 95% of the energy in LEDs is converted into light and only 5% is wasted as heat. This is compared to fluorescent lights which convert 95% of energy to heat and only 5% to light.
The lighting survey indicated that as a result of the changes there would be an annual saving;
The Rolwey Group have installed solar panels at each of its facilities as it represents a clean, green source of energy, understanding thatsolar power is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint andcontribute to a sustainable future.
For our facility here at PTF Engineering Ltd these have contributed in reducing our consumption, self-generate the power we require and export back into the network.
Below is an indication and results of our consumption and off-set during 2019 to date.
One ‘Green initiative’ steered by our keen volunteer Luke Rutherford and supported by the rest of the team was to reduce the amount of plastic waste generated in-house, primarily water bottles and milk cartons and to avoid this ending up in the company general waste and subsequent landfill.
A Project followed to establish the volume of plastic waste and the alternatives: Reduce, Re-use or Recycle. The company has supported the initiative with investment into water dispensing machines and individual refillable water bottles and have set up a rota of collecting and recycling our inhouse self-generated plastic waste to avoid direct to landfill processing. This equates to 120Kg of generated in-house plastic waste per year that we estimate is the equivalent of 90% of our waste re-directed to the recycling option. Read more about our smart new water bottles here.
Our waste management regime has been in place for many years and we have recently added wood and timber to the long list, estimating that 95% of business accumulated wood and timber is either reused within the company, donated free for creative reuse or recycled by our service provider.
We follow the same ethos with other business generated waste streams such as;
Finally. It was noticed that the use of paper for our customer documentation requirements had increased significantly over the past few years, to name a few this included; certifications, reports and product management evidence. Paper printed to include within data packs that were issued on completion and delivery of fabricated products.
QA Manager Jamie Irwin as part of the departments continual improvement and strive for efficiency has positively reduced the generation of paper and is now operating an estimated 95% digitalised programme within the department achieved by a close working and understanding relationship with both suppliers and customers.