Environmental Consciousness

At YTM we aim to be an environmentally conscious organisation; we believe it is our responsibility to understand how our actions affect the environment that we work and live in and that we should do all that we can to minimise any negative impact that we may cause.

As part of our business culture we encourage every member of our organisation to contribute to our environmental performance, to help maintain the standards that we set and to follow the procedures we put in place, and we welcome any suggestions for improvement. We also encourage our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.

Our commitment to protect the environment is integral to our business and we make every effort to…

…comply with and exceed the requirements of current environmental legislation and relevant industry codes of best practice

…design and manufacture our products to make efficient use of resources and raw materials in order to minimise waste generation

…limit the amount of waste sent to landfill by recycling as much as possible

…procure products and components from sustainable sources or that have been made using recycled materials

…prevent unnecessary energy consumption by turning off ighting and machinery when not in use

…implement energy saving measures such as using waste materials for our wood burners, making our factories self-sufficient for heating

…ensure our vehicle fleet is amongst the most efficient available and maintained to the highest standards to minimise pollution

…minimise our carbon footprint by coordinating customer deliveries by location to prevent partial loads and repeated journeys.

We also understand that as our business changes, so does the impact we have on our surroundings; we therefore promise to regularly review and where possible improve upon our environmental performance, including assessment of any new products or processes we intend to introduce, in order to preserve the future of our business and our environment.