Washington Metalworks’ Sustainability Journey

The world is placing an ever increasing focus on environmental responsibility. At Washington Metalworks, we recognise sustainability as more than just a passing trend – it’s a core principle that guides our operations.

We’re committed to continuous improvement, constantly seeking ways to minimise our environmental impact and contribute to a lasting positive change. 

One Step at a Time

Our dedication to a greener tomorrow starts at the very foundation of everything we do: the materials we choose. 

We prioritise ethically sourced metals throughout our supply chain. This means we actively research and partner with suppliers who share our commitment to responsible mining practices that minimise environmental disruption and ensure fair labour conditions.

But our focus doesn’t stop there. We also prioritise recyclable packaging wherever possible. This not only minimises waste at the end of a products life cycle but also encourages responsible consumer practices. By making it easier for our customers to recycle our packaging, we contribute to a more circular economy where materials are reused and given a new life.

Embracing Renewable Energy 

We’re incredibly proud to announce that nearly all of the electricity that we use comes from renewable energy sources (as of 5th March 2024). This is a significant achievement that reflects our unwavering commitment to a cleaner future. By transitioning away from fossil fuels, we’ve dramatically reduced our carbon footprint. 

But the benefits of renewable energy extend far beyond environmental impact. It also makes good business sense. Renewable energy sources help us manage our operational costs more effectively. Additionally, by embracing renewable energy, we’re positioning ourselves as a leader in sustainable practices, which resonates with environmentally conscious customers and attracts top talent who share our values.

Sustainable Transportation 

Our green evolution doesn’t stop at the walls of our facilities! We’re actively transitioning our entire fleet of vehicles to electric alternatives. This includes everything from forklift trucks manoeuvring materials around our factory to the cars and vans used by our sales team and delivery personnel.

The benefits of electric vehicles go beyond just reducing emissions. Electric vehicles are also significantly quieter than traditional petrol/diesel powered vehicles, creating a more peaceful and healthy work environment for our employees, plus they require less maintenance, leading to lower operational costs over time.

Our Ongoing Commitment

This blog post only scratches the surface of our ongoing sustainability journey. We’re constantly exploring new and innovative ways to minimise our environmental impact. From exploring partnerships with other sustainability focused organisations to implementing cutting edge technologies that further reduce our carbon footprint.

Stay tuned for future updates on our sustainability initiatives! We’re excited to share our progress and inspire others to join us on this important journey towards a cleaner and healthier planet.

Until next time!