News

Sustainable Maufacturing Processes Commended

Castleoak, leading developer and construction partner to the care sector, has praised supplier Shackletons for achieving high environmental standards whilst reusing and recycling packaging when providing services to the company’s development projects.

Adopting a positive attitude to environmental practices is a key business commitment for Shackletons; all manufacturing and production processes are designed and output from a ‘lean’ philosophy.

The company’s lean principles eliminate waste within the manufacturing system. From procurement to scheduling and delivery, every step of the process has been streamlined to minimise waste in resource, time and materials.

One aspect of avoiding waste is how Shackletons reduce, reuse, and recycle product packaging. When working on the Castleoak 73 bed Abbey House project in Swindon, Shackletons provided chairs, occasional tables, cabinets, dining tables, sofas, beds. Bubble wrap, cardboard, and cellophane were necessary components to ensure lack of damage during transit and installation.

The packaging components are carefully removed and reused for the company’s next contract delivery. Nothing goes to waste and when the packaging is beyond its best the materials are sorted and placed in the relevant recycling skips for collection.

Continually striving to improve the company’s environmental performance, off cuts of foam, fabric and wood from the manufacturing process are also processed.  Bespoke furniture is created from some, whilst partnerships with companies such as foam suppliers and polish and paint container recycling companies ensures more specialised materials are disposed of responsibly.

Miles Thomas, Environmental Manager at the Castleoak Group says: “As a leadingprovider of development, design and construction services to the care sector Castleoak aspires to be at the forefront of sustainable development. We are keen to work with likeminded companies like Shackletons who share these principles and working practices.”

SUSTAINABLE MAUFACTURING PROCESSES COMMENDED

How can we help?

Please fill in your details below and we will respond to your enquiry within the hour
(between 9am to 4.30pm Mon-Fri).

How will we use your information?

Process your order, manage your account, personalise your use of the website and post offers of other products and services we offer to you (if you agree)

May be shared with – members of our group of companies (if you agree). Won’t be shared – for marketing purposes outside of our group. Please follow this link for further information

Don’t worry, we will only contact you with regards to your enquiry and your details will be deleted forever after an appropriate period of time. We will never pass on your information to anyone else.

Yes, I am happy for you to hold my data and send further correspondence.No, please do not send me any future correspondence
I agree to the Shackletons Cookies & Privacy Policy