What being a sustainable manufacturer means for Termate

Encompass Group Ltd, our parent company, is committed to being a sustainable manufacturing group. We understand the need to take responsibility for our product’s lifecycle. To do this, we consistently and constantly innovate to reduce environmental harm and improve the products, such as the busbar supports and standoff insulators, that we manufacture. We are responsible for the environment, our community, and our own people. This is how we achieve our goals of being a sustainable manufacturing company.

100% renewable energy

As the world looks to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, companies are increasingly turning to renewable energy sources to power their operations. At Termate, we generate electricity from our own solar panels and supplement this with 100% green gas and electricity when required.

This commitment to renewable energy helps to reduce our carbon footprint and our reliance on fossil fuels. By using our own renewable energy sources, we are playing our part in the fight against climate change and joining the movement of environmentally aware manufacturers around the world.

Always seeking ways to recycle

At our company, we are always looking for ways to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment. One way we do this is by minimising waste and continuously working on our full product lifecycle.

Using recycled materials is not only good for the environment, but it can also be cost-effective. By working with partners to process our waste materials as much as possible, we can ensure that they are reused instead of being sent to landfill. 

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and working towards a more sustainable future. 

Ethical supply chain management

Our company has ethical supply chain management practices in place to ensure that we are not supporting conflict in any way. We select our suppliers carefully to prevent the use of materials and minerals sourced via recognised conflict affected regions. 

We also insist that our suppliers comply with the plastic packaging legislation, which has prevented considerable amounts of plastic waste reaching our factory. We have removed all plastic from our own packaging and are now using biodegradable packaging tape. 

Sustainable talent development

The company offers a range of sustainable talent development opportunities, from work experience for school children to apprenticeships and a graduate scholarship at Nottingham Trent University.

We recognise how important it is for manufacturing businesses to bring new people and skills into the industry. Our sustainable talent development initiatives are designed to do just that – provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about and gain experience in the manufacturing sector.

Each year we offer a limited number of work experience visits to children aged 14-16, and provide a week-long placement within our company. During their time with us, they will learn about our business and the manufacturing process, as well as gain valuable work experience.

Our apprenticeship programme is open to those aged 16 and over, and offers a range of Level 2 and 3 apprenticeships in engineering and manufacturing. Our apprentices receive on-the-job training as well as academic study, giving them the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen career.

Finally, our graduate scholarship, covering business and entrepreneurship, is awarded to one student each year who is studying at Nottingham Business School – Nottingham Trent University. The scholarship provides funding for their studies, as well as the opportunity to complete industry placements during their degree.

These are just some of the ways we are committed to sustainable talent development. By offering these opportunities, we are investing in the future of the manufacturing industry and ensuring that there is a skilled workforce to meet the demands of the sector.

 

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