Swish Building Products Cuts the ‘Hot Air’ in Building Products

Published: 20th March 2012

Swish Building Products Cuts the ‘Hot Air’ in Building Products

Swish Building Products has trimmed tonnes of CO2 from its footprint as part of a commitment to continuous environmental improvement.

The roofline and rainwater systems specialist cut almost 60 per cent from its carbon footprint on heating fuel last year and a further 33 per cent from its gas consumption.

Its use of electricity was also reduced  to deliver a seven per cent saving while Swish also successfully shaved 3.5 per cent from the carbon footprint of its low emission fleet.  Waste to landfill was also down  by 3.5 per cent.

Greg Wilde, Swish Building Products, said: “Sustainable and efficient manufacture and importantly, a commitment to continual improvement, is a fundamental part of our business strategy – good environmental practice has simply made good business sense.”

Swish was among a pioneering grouping of building product suppliers to secure the environmental management standard ISO14001 in 2007  to add to it’s quality management standard ISO9001. The  occupational health and safety OHSAS18001followed in 2009.

It’s most recent accreditation, BES6001Responsible Sourcing Certification, awarded last year across Swish’s roofline range, builds on its commitments under ISO14001, ‘pulling’ together it and other standards to demonstrate a commitment to responsible sourcing of materials.

One of a handful of companies to have secured the new standard, meeting a range of strict criteria ensuring responsible sourcing of construction products, in specifying PVC fascias, soffits and cladding plus ancillaries from its range, developers can score maximum points under the Code for Sustainable Homes (tier level 1).

This represents to date a unique achievement for a PVC company, matching FSC timber specifications in Mat2 and Mat3 of the Code.

For more information on Swish’s full range of rainwater, roofline and cladding products visit www.swishbp.co.uk or call 01827 317 200.

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