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Caring for our planet

  • Caring for our planet

    We recognise that we as a company have a responsibility to be sustainable from a social, economical and environmental point of view. We’re conscious to make SPILLERS Sustainable Practice a seamless part of everyday life.

    We know that it’s important to save energy, ensure a healthy workplace and promote sustainability among our associates, customers and suppliers. 

  • Saving energy

    Removing surplus heating pipes:

    Saving on energy as well as reducing CO2 output.

    Utilising gravity to reduce energy Input:

    The raw materials in the SPILLERS feed mill are put into silos located at the top of the plant. They are then ground, blended or flaked as they gradually move towards the ground, using gravity as their power.

    Energy efficient lighting:

    All light fittings on the SPILLERS site have been replaced with more energy efficient systems.

    Monitoring energy usage:

    Monitoring the energy used by each machine or process, finding out the most energy efficient way to make each of our products.

  • Associate sustainability

    Green travel:

    About 20% of associates cycle to work each day and many car share.

    Job satisfaction:

    Associates are able to suggest and implement improvements to existing processes and procedures, and have great job satisfaction from being able to get involved.

    Work-Life balance and work-related Stress:

    Shift patterns are variable and flexible. Administration, email and travel have all been minimised to reduce work related stress and maximise a good work-life balance.

  • Healthy workplace initiative

    Air quality:

    There is good access to fresh air across the site, both in the offices and the production areas.

    Environmental permitting regulations 2007:

    The SPILLERS Mill is a low risk pollution site

    Light and noise:

    There is plenty of natural light allowed into the buildings, either by windows, skylights or light tubes.

     

  • Eco-intelligent building design

    Building design:

    The new SPILLERS Fibres plant was designed to be "eco-intelligent," using local bricks and insulating materials.

    Considerate contractor scheme:

    The contractor was asked to register with the "considerate contractors scheme" and was evaluated externally for compliance with the scheme.

    Environmental building materials:

    The steel was certified to environmental management standards and the roof insulation has an ozone depletion potential of 0.

    Landscaping

    A rainwater butt collects water for landscaping, but all the plants were chosen so they do not require regular watering.

  • Sustainability among suppliers and customers

    Raw materials:

    97% of our raw materials are from sustainable sources, with 70-72% from within the UK. As much as possible is sourced from local farms

    Considerate contractor scheme:

    The contractor was asked to register with the "considerate contractors scheme" and was evaluated externally for compliance with the scheme.

    Environmental building materials:

    The steel was certified to environmental management standards and the roof insulation has an ozone depletion potential of 0.

    Landscaping:

    A rainwater butt collects water for landscaping, but all the plants were chosen so they do not require regular watering.