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Sustainability

 

Sustainable products = sustainable architecture = sustainable future

Using modernised production methods that emphasise sustainable building solutions and adhere to the most stringent production requirements, Michelmersh guarantees high quality product standards with a low ecological footprint.

Shaping Genuine Sustainability

Michelmersh is proud to release its 2021 Sustainability Report. Our Sustainability Report offers a detailed account of Michelmersh’s sustainable practices, its plans for achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050 and overviews of our social, economic and governmental considerations. You can read the report by filling in the form below.

 

Michelmersh Sustainability Report

 

Michelmersh is determined to continue being the sustainable face of clay brick manufacturing and with the support of its Chief Executives, its dedicated Sustainability Group and Net Zero Steering Group, it has already undertaken numerous projects to minimise its environmental impact and increase its already efficient production methods with state-of-the-art technology, reporting systems and quality standards.

  • Overview

    Overview

    Brick Sustainability Strap Line

    Sustainability is one of Michelmersh's four company core values. With a continuous programme of investment, the Group has shown a strong commitment to sustainability and efficiency improvements.

    With over 500 acres of land, Michelmersh encourages the re-introduction of habitats and wildlife to its former quarry sites, to allow nature reserves, lakes and natural spaces to flourish. All its UK and European plants adhere to strict environmental codes of practice with well-maintained clay resources which are stringently operated in cohesion with their surroundings.

    Sustainability is key for Michelmersh as it strongly upholds its responsibilities to nurture our land and the environment around us. Through rolling investment programs its modernised plants are streamlined and automated, maximising efficiency and product output.

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    100% of UK products are supplied from factories certified under the BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing Standard, ISO 14001 Environmental, ISO 50001 Energy and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems. 100% of Floren products are independantly certified to national standards.

Sustainability Achievements

Brick Sustainabilty Core Values as a Film Strip

 

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Environment, Energy and Responsible Sourcing

Investing in People

MBH PLC Sustainability invest in people

 

The Group aims to provide training, security and career progression for all of its employees, whilst acting as a responsible corporate citizen and keeping stakeholder value at the forefront of every decision.

The Board and senior managers set and monitor performance and improvement targets for all departments, while providing the guidance, resources, information and training necessary for employees to succeed in delivering our objectives.

 

  • Introduction of an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for all staff.
  • Monthly digital wellbeing newsletters to all employees and implementation of wellbeing/support notice boards.
  • Substantial annual budget for charity and charitable/community events.
  • All senior managers to be trained in Mental Health First Aid (IACT Trainers).

Training & Apprenticeships

MBH PLC Sustainability training

 

  • Michelmersh won multiple awards at the British Ceramic Confederation (BCC) Pledge Awards.
  • All works managers are trained to NEBOSH: General Certificate.
  • All Department Managers are trained to IOSH: Managing Safely.
  • 5.5% of our UK workforce currently engaged in apprenticeships covering all areas of the business from Business Administration to Operational.
  • Performance & Engineering.
  • Michelmersh was awarded the ROSPA Diamond Award (Level 5).

 

All employees have a part to play in our management systems and are encouraged to bring forward ideas that will contribute to the continual improvement of our products and processes. We also expect contractors and suppliers to have due regard to the principles and objectives of this policy.

Investing in our Environment

MBH PLC Sustainability the environment

 

The company is committed to the protection of the environment, biodiversity, ecosystems, and minimisation of pollution. We will ensure compliance with all legal, regulatory and other obligations; report any breaches transparently; and will monitor, control and report our relevant greenhouse gas emissions in line with our regulated targets.

By adopting sustainable resource and energy planning, we aim to minimise waste and ensure efficient use of energy, resources, water and raw materials. Where practical, the use of local materials and suppliers is encouraged.

Energy performance will be a key factor in the design, purchase and operation of equipment, vehicles and services.

 

  • The Group contains three Geological Sites of Special Scientific Interest, managed intensively according to regulations.
  • Archaeological investigations were carried out by John Moore Heritage Services in 2015 at the Michelmersh site revealing the land was used by inhabitants from the Mesolithic through to the Roman period. The items found were recorded and granted permission to be transferred to the Hampshire Cultural Trust where they will be used in education and training. The area has now been worked and restored back to pasture as per the planning permission.
  • Charnwood and Michelmersh sites are currently undergoing substantial arboriculture, tree planting and landscape restoration schemes. A five year plan is underway, including surface water management lagoons and a vast array of advance feathered tree planting using native species.

 

Our Environment, Energy and Responsible Sourcing policies operate in conjunction with other company policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Quality, Code of Ethics, Corporate Governance, Bribery, Sponsorship and Charitable Donations.

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