On the right Side-y of sustainability

SIDEY has announced 100% recycling rates at the conclusion of the firm’s ten-year environmental plan.

The Perth-based supplier of doors and windows set out a decade ago to put environmental issues at the top of the agenda.

Sidey said the strategy put in place has resulted in zero waste going to landfill and 100% recycling from its manufacturing plant.  There has also been a rise in the use of recycled materials and successful achievement of the environmental accreditation ISO 14001:2015.

Robert Fitzpatrick, group accreditations manager-HSQE explained, “We operate lean manufacturing processes where waste is seen as bad and non-productive. It’s not just in the factory, our installations are undertaken in a clear, effective and environmentally-friendly manner, engaging with our customers and interested parties.

“We now have zero landfill from our manufacturing facilities and 90–100% recyclable recoverable waste, which is a massive improvement from the 8-9% ten years ago, when we started the scheme. In 2015, we first achieved 100% recycling from manufacturing waste which we have maintained every year since.”

Sidey said all glass and PVCu products are manufactured using a “large percentage” of recycled materials. Additionally, any timber used is sourced through The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification scheme.

Robert added, “We proactively promote sustainability at all levels of our business.

“Our dedication to the environment doesn’t stop with us. We also have a robust and comprehensive process for any subcontractors we use so that we deliver the exact same high standards on site.

“Sidey works in partnership with our clients’ stakeholders and interested parties by promoting a sustainable environment. This also helps local authorities, housing associations, RSLs, developers and clients increase their environmental commitments.”