Environment

When using any ground protection solutions from Ground-Guards Ltd, you have the satisfaction of dealing with a green-focused company that has a policy of recycling, waste reduction, pollution elimination and energy and water conservation with all ground protection solution products.

Did you know?

Most of our ground protection mats are made from recycled High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) which is extremely strong and lightweight.

Some from our lighter duty range are made from Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE). The FastCover range of mats are made from recycled PVC.

This means that our range of ground protection solutions are very environmentally friendly, made from 100% recycled plastic.

The mats are tough and durable, designed for longevity with a typical lifespan of up to 10 years or more, depending on frequency and type of use.

They are easy to de-rig, pack up and reuse from job to job, which reduces the need for customers to purchase more, which in turn helps reduce our carbon footprint and associated manufacturing emissions.

When the mats do eventually reach the end of their life cycle, they can be fully recycled towards other purposes.

GroundGuards: 100% Recycled 

Laurie Luke, GroundGuards’ Head of Sales & Marketing, explains in this short video why FastCoverPlus can be considered a truly green product thanks to it being made from 100% Recycled, Reusable & Recyclable materials.
 
The mats, made from recycled pvc, can be recycled once more at their end of life; this is genuine ‘closed loop’ recycling.

GroundGuards’ Environmental Policy

GroundGuards Ltd is a progressive, independent company with a diverse portfolio of ground protection solutions that services multiple industries.

Due to the global nature of our supply chain and the various international markets that we operate in, we recognise that our day-to-day business practices do have some environmental impact.

We are committed to managing these and reducing our environmental footprint.

Sustainability is important to us as a company, and we know that it is also important for our customers, partners and suppliers. It is our intention to become a responsible business at the forefront of change when it comes to protecting the environment. We want to leave a positive environmental legacy for future generations and ensure that lasting damage is not done to the planet that we all share.

We will therefore manage our processes, materials and people in a conscientious way to reduce the negative environmental impacts associated with our business, and we will continue to make positive environmental improvements.

Our environmental objectives are to:

  • Minimise greenhouse gas emissions to combat the impacts of climate change
  • Reduce our energy requirements and improve energy efficiency
  • Reduce the impact of our transport, by reducing the need to travel and choosing greener travel choices where feasible
  • Gain a better understanding of human/environmental relationships and ensure that new procedures and policies have no negative impact on the wellbeing of people
  • Manage our waste by minimising, storing, recycling and disposing of waste and packaging in a responsible manner
  • Empower staff members to make environmentally driven decisions, strive for sustainable innovation and promote an environmentally responsible working culture
  • Recognise and reward sustainability-oriented innovations across the company
  • Work with our supply chain to reduce energy and waste, and encourage our suppliers and contractors to support these same objectives
  • Investigate the use of materials and components that have a lower environmental footprint
  • Comply with relevant environmental legislation and keep up with regulatory changes
  • Continue to promote environmental best practice in the marketplace and inspire others to make a difference too

Our Environmental Policy will be reviewed by the Board to ensure that it continues to be effective and appropriate at achieving its goals.

We will continue to challenge established procedures and contribute to the positive change we are committed to making for the environment.

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