Environment

We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint

We take our responsibility to prevent pollution and protect the environment seriously. We are committed to using resources in a sustainable manner, while minimising the impact our business activities have on the environment.

Our annual environmental objectives are developed as part of our process of continual improvement. Every part of our operation is challenged to meet these objectives.

We work closely with our supply chain to ensure that they meet the same high standards of environmental responsibility that we hold ourselves to.

What we’ve done

  • We measure and set objectives to reduce our carbon emissions using the SmartCarbonTM platform.
  • Energy reducing measures are in place across the group to reduce our carbon footprint.
  • We are part of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), an energy assessment scheme that identifies energy saving opportunities.
  • LED lighting is installed at all of our facilities.
  • Full site surveys are routinely carried out to monitor our compressed air systems, ensuring they are leak free and set to optimal pressures.
  • We have invested in insulation at our facilities to reduce heat loss.
  • We are a member of the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD) to reduce the amount of packaging used and increase the amount of waste that is recycled.
  • We are a member of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme which drives us to re-think our approach to packaging and reduce waste.
  • We have zero to landfill certificates for all of our general waste streams.
  • All cardboard, glass and plastic produced at our UK facilities is recycled.
  • All electronic waste from our facilities is recycled.
  • Bund areas for oil and contaminated waste are set up at all of our sites to eliminate spills into the surrounding environment.
  • We are an accredited Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) training provider. As part of this, we deliver IEMA sustainability training to employees across the group.
  • Our sites across the UK and India are fully certified to ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems.
  • Our largest employer, CMP Products, is certified to ISO5001:2018 Energy Management Systems.
  • We have partnered with Tusker to provide a car salary sacrifice scheme to employees in return for a new electric or hybrid car, promoting the use of environmentally friendly vehicles.
  • Re-wilding projects are in progress at BEL Valves and Tyne Pressure Testing.
  • Solar panels have been installed at our sites in India.

Future commitments

  • We will continue to review the sustainability of our facilities and the potential installation of solar panels and wind turbines.
  • The ISO5001:2018 Energy Management Systems certification will be rolled out across the group by 2025.
  • Further re-wilding projects are planned at sites across the group.

British Engines is an accredited Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) training provider. This certification demonstrates British Engines’ commitment to delivering high-quality and industry-standard education in the field of environmental management, ensuring that individuals who undergo training receive up-to-date and reputable instruction in this critical area.

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100 Years of British Engines

The British Engines Group was founded in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1922 by the current Chairman’s Grandfather and Great Uncle. We are proud to say that the business still operates from one of the original sites.

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