Harringtons has a commitment to protect the environment.
As well as caring about the food we produce we care about our environment and wherever possible Harringtons is actively working to reduce its carbon footprint and environmental impact. We believe that these values are reflected in all of our products.
At every step of the manufacturing process, from procurement of raw ingredients to consideration of end user, all environmental aspects are monitored and controlled.
Where possible, we endeavour for raw ingredients to be sourced locally, reducing the energy consumption by transportation, coupled with the aim of supporting the local community and local businesses.
We have designed a compostable bag which is suitable for some of our products, and aim to limit the use of excess packaging. All our packaging is recyclable (where facilities exist).
A Combined Heat and Power Plant converts Natural Gas to electricity, heat and steam. This has vastly reduced our carbon emissions.
Our purpose built factory is equipped with modern efficient manufacturing and packaging systems and we have invested to ensure that we are using these advanced systems and technologies as another way to reduce wastage.
We have designed a compostable bag (certified to European Standard EN13432) and can be composted either in your own compost pile or through an industrial composting process. Our big bags (15kg) are 100% recyclable and can be disposed of through your local authority recycling collection, either through your home recycling collection or from a local designated collection point.
We are accredited for our environmental performance by the Investors in the Environment (Bronze Accreditation). The Investors in the Environment sets criteria for environmental performance for:
- Committing to reducing environmental impact
- Committing to legal compliance
- Recording and monitoring impacts and resources
- Setting targets and objectives to reduce environmental impact and increasing efficiency and minimising risk of pollution
- Creation of an action plan – which sets out what we have done, currently do and plan to do
- Emergency preparedness and response
We realise that as much as we have so far achieved, we always want to do more. We aim and commit to further reduce our resource use, and reduce all wastes.
We are now on course to achieve higher accreditation with the purpose of becoming a truly sustainable business.