Sustainability | InterFocus and the Environment

Sustainability | InterFocus and the Environment

We are committed to making sure our carbon footprint is shrinking year on year, and that our suppliers’ environmental impact is getting ever smaller. From design and planning through to our on-site staff, we continually review our processes to ensure that we are working as efficiently as possible, and with the least environmental impact.

This is central to our core belief that it is everyone’s responsibility to help protect and maintain our planet’s resources. All of our practices are carefully considered to ensure we are minimising our environmental impact every day, and operating in a completely ethical manner.

We play our part

  • Our purchasing department sources 80% of our materials as locally as possible.
  • The timber used on site is only used from companies that are accredited by either Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
  • Packaging on our products is kept low by using strapping and recycled cardboard during transport rather than bubble wrap. We reuse the straps on the next delivery along with cardboard, cardboard that cannot be reused is recycled
  • Any packaging received is always recycled or reused to save wastage and help in reducing our footprint.
  • Our staff reduce their footprint by lift sharing and using bicycles to travel to work.
  • Our staff recycle our office waste.
  • Most of our general waste is recycled. Any waste that cannot be recycled is sent to a furnace to produce electricity
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Even the smallest changes can make a big difference

When combined, all of these practices can make a huge difference to our planet for us, and for future generations. We are continually revising our sustainable efforts, identifying more ways we can operate in an environmentally-friendly manner.

If you would like to discuss how we can help design, manufacture or furnish your new lab or research suite, please call our dedicated team on 01223 894833.