Here at Mardan Display, specialists in bespoke acrylic fabrication and bespoke acrylic displays, we understand that to be a sustainable business, we must adapt our business and processes to succeed in an increasingly rapidly changing world.
Our approach to sustainability is achieved we believe in part by trying to practice and being aware of the need to reduce our impact on the environment, operating in a way which does not impact in an adverse way on the communities within which we operate; trading in an ethical and responsible way; being efficient in our use of resources; being a responsible employer and ensuring that we comply with all current regulatory requirements and current legislation across the organisation.
Climate Change and Carbon
Energy efficient lighting is used through the factory and we have installed large clear sections through the roof which enables the natural light in thus meaning 80% of the time lighting through the factory is not in use. We have installed zone lighting in 95% of all other areas of the building which means lighting is automatic and timed, lights can never been left on.
Use of locally based suppliers helps use achieve a smaller carbon footprint on transportation. Most of our acrylic sheet is sourced and manufactured right here in the UK, just 35 miles away from our factory, reducing dramatically the carbon footprint we leave behind in transportation. Move to new modern premises in 2014 has enabled use to reduce energy bills dramatically. By working closely with our biggest customers we have managed to adopt a two deliveries a week, and in some case even a 1 delivery a week policy. We produce these customers orders on a daily basis and make two or in some case one delivery a week, reducing the impact our transportation has on the Enviroment.
Here at Mardan we have adopted a paperless system were possible which has helped us reduce our use of paper by around 50%. we try to encourage our suppliers to do the same.
We work to eliminate as much waste as possible in the production process and re-use and recycle extensively. All our waste acrylic is 100% recycled and we use the PE stripping film for packaging. Where possible we will recycle and re-use any packaging we receive our goods in. Dispose of any waste that can not be recycled, responsibly and along side a waste management company that abides by current waste management regulation and legislation.
We try where possible to use locally based suppliers which helps use reduce our carbon footprint on transportation as well as trying o ensure we use suppliers that adopt the same ethical responsibilities as Mardan.
We work extremely hard to ensure that our supply chain also works towards the highest ethical trading standards, much like we do.
We actively work to support our local schools by recycling our acrylic off-cuts. We donate these to local secondary schools free of charge to enable them to teach the next generation of acrylic fabricators.
Mardan Products Ltd is proud of our culture and outstanding record of accomplishment in promoting a safe and healthy work place. Our management team is fully trained in all aspect of Health and Safety and regularly carryout full Health and Safety audits as well as a full audit carried out by NLTG; an external independent company, every year.
We are founder members of The North Lans Training group and here at Mardan Products we are very proud of the training opportunities we provide and promote through the business. We are committed to offering excellent opportunities and promoting an excellent working environment for all our staff. We feel very passionate about developing every member of our team and promote from within our organisation.
Mardan Products believes strongly in ethical principles and good leadership in fact we are very proud of the working environment we promote through the business and are therefore proud to announce that we trade according to the following Ethical Policy;
All employment is freely chosen.
Working conditions are safe and hygienic.
Child labour is not used.
Wages are fair and comparable to industry standard and will always exceed the minimum wage were applicable.
Equal opportunity policy.
Deductions from wages as a disciplinary measure will not be tolerated.
Working hours are not excessive.
No discrimination is tolerated.
Regular employment is provided for those who are employed on a permanent contract.
No harsh, cruel or degrading treatment or practices are tolerated.
No bribery, corruption.
No blackmailing or bullying is tolerated.
Mardan is very proud of its work force and the environment we strive to create. We have a relatively low staff turn over, and many of our staff have been with the company a long time. If you follow our blogs you may already be aware we have just celebrated 20 years service for one member of our team and I myself have been with the company now 19 years. I personally like to think this is down to the environment we try to promote within the organisation.
We use an eternal body for all our HR requirements, who review all our documents and policies on a regular basis to ensure we are trading in a fair ethical manner with up-to-date policies in place.
We also try to ensure by visiting all our suppliers, there businesses are built on these ethical policies.
It is the Company’s objective to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work, of its employees, contractors, visitors and members of the public, so far as is reasonably practicable by:
Seeking to provide and maintain for every employee systems of work, equipment and working conditions which are safe and without risk to health.
Carrying out detailed risk assessment of all hazards associated with work carried out and developing and implementing control measures appropriate to the degree of risk.
Providing appropriate information, instruction, training and supervision for new and existing employees to enable them to cope with the specific health and safety aspects and responsibilities associated with their job and place of work.
Providing to contractors and visitors, information on hazards that might affect their health and safety.
Providing adequate facilities and arrangements for employees’ welfare at work.
Conducting operations in such a way as to avoid endangering the health and safety of the general public.
Ensuring the collection of up to date information on the toxicity and potential hazards of all substances used by the Company.
Limiting exposure to, and where necessary monitoring the use of substances hazardous to health as an ongoing priority. Particular care will be taken with the introduction of new substances and the risk will be assessed as required.
Endeavouring to identify any risks to health of habitual VDU users.
Supplying products, which are safe when properly used for their intended purpose.
Developing, implementing and reviewing policies, procedures and standards to achieve safe working conditions which avoid risk to health and taking all other steps necessary to fulfil its statutory duties.
Mardan believes that real progress in this field can only be achieved by a continuing commitment to optimise health and safety standards in the day to day conduct of the business and we recognises that the promotion of health and safety at work is an essential function of good management. Health and safety at work is of the highest priority, therefore the management will continentally seek to improve operating procedures and safe working practices. Every employee is expected to participate actively in improvements which support a safe, healthy working environment. Every person has a legal duty to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of fellow employees. Compliance with Company standards and procedures will ensure that appropriate safe methods of working are employed and that individuals are fulfilling their statutory duties.
We also ensure our management team undergo regular training to ensure they are up-to-date and certified in all aspect of Health and Safety and welfare.