Working for a greener industry

At Seal International we are focused on providing a green and eco-friendly product. Buying our own fibre we can be more confident of the history, heritage and provenance of our product. We always happy to have an open and frank discussion about how green and sustainable the sources of our fibre are.

Whilst we actively pursue a green and eco-friendly agenda and communicate our desire to the businesses with whom we work, it’s not always possible to deliver as green a product as we would like. However, our core fibres are covered by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class 1 certification.

In addition to sourcing green product, as a business and as part of the SIL Holdings group, we have set out a number of objectives to achieve, and look forward to observing the positive effects of these on our business. The main objectives are:

  • Minimise and recycle waste becoming compliant with Producer Responsibility Obligations
  • Minimise carbon emissions and become compliant with Carbon Reduction Commitment
  • Introduce an Environmental Management System and work towards ISO14001 certification
  • Cut gas, water and electricity consumption
  • Reduce the impact of vehicle emissions
  • Reduce printer costs and improve our environmental impact in respect of printing
  • Minimise and recycle waste becoming compliant with Producer Responsibility Obligations

Seal International and the Group already have various measures in place to tackle these objectives such as:

  • We are selling the majority of the by-products of fibre top production undertaken in our mills to reduce waste
  • External consultants have been putting together a plan to help us achieve the Carbon Reduction Commitment
  • Our suppliers are compliant with REACH regulations. (REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals)
  • As we are a group of businesses, many of which are local to each other, transport costs are kept as low as possible. Where global distribution is required we aim to use only suppliers who are ‘green’
  • UPS offer a carbon neutral shipment option for a small fee which we add when we use their services
  • Reduce printer costs and improve our environmental impact in respect of printing
  • Our technology services supplier have an effective environmental policy in place and have ISO 14001 certification

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