Our environmental strategy is continually reviewed against our identified aspects and stakeholder requirements.
As a producer of a timber based product we are aware of our responsibility to ensure that our raw materials and kitchen components are legally and sustainably sourced.
It is important that all of our people learn about how precious our planet is so that Paula Rosa Manhattan can commit to The Climate Change Act 2008. Therefore all staff, from kitchen designers, to the manufacturing team, to surveyors, installers, our sales team, management team and directors are trained about climate change which has resulted in a workplace of environmental champions. See our environmental accreditations.
Introducing our little book of sustainability
The book is given out to our clients and for them to pass on as necessary. It is designed to be visually appealing and spread the word about our sustainability in a factual but fun way. We wanted the messages to be memorable and to easily illustrate how dedicated we are to improve our footprint.
As well as our clients, it was vital that our own workforce bought in to our sustainability vision. We decided to launch the book internally in an interactive and fun way – not just leave copies for staff to pick up, but to ensure they would buy into our message. We decided to set up a Scavenger Hunt around the factory.Take a look inside and order your copy
Our BS: EN 14001 Certified Environmental Management demonstrates our commitment to identifying our environmental aspects and minimising the impact our local environment as well as on a wider scale.
Our Supply Chain Department source materials from approved suppliers who share our environmental principles, where practicable materials are sourced from local and then UK suppliers reducing the carbon emissions associated with material transportation.
- We help our customers create sustainable homes and communities
- We comply with current and identification of future legislative requirements
- We continually improve, assess and manage environmental risk
- We ensure more efficient use of raw materials and reductions in waste
Energy and Waste
In conjunction with our local partners, we now use 95% of our waste material for the production of electricity that is fed back into the national grid.
However, it is not just with the production of electricity we are helping, over the last six months we have consumed an incredible 29% less electricity in the production of our cabinets. Add to that the 10% reduction we have achieved in wasted raw material and we are really seeing the benefits of our ‘lean manufacturing’ processes.
Over the last six months we have consumed an incredible 29% less electricity in the production of our cabinets.
BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings.
The New National Technical Standards and the Home Quality Mark
We have created the Planet2050® kitchen by handpicking elements from our extensive kitchen range to meet these scheme guidelines.
Planet2050® will help the construction industry to achieve the Building Regulation standards required in the The New National Technical Standards and BREEAM’s Refurbishment of Domestic Homes. We also recognise and support the requirements of BREEAM’s Home Quality Mark.
Our FSC® and PEFC Chain of Custody Certification demonstrate our commitment to the procurement of responsibly sourced timber.
Our Environmental strategy is continually reviewed against our identified aspects and stakeholder requirements.
As a producer of a Timber based product we are aware of our responsibility to ensure that and our raw materials and kitchen components are legally and sustainable sourced. Our FSC® and PEFC Chain of Custody Certification demonstrate our commitment to the procurement of responsibly sourced timber. Choosing a Paula Rosa Manhattan kitchen made from responsibly sourced timber for your development can contribute to Code for sustainable homes credits.