Joining organisations such as M&S, Hilton, Dyson and 3M – Skopos Design Limited, manufacturers of contract fabrics, based in Yorkshire, have been awarded with the Carbon Trust Standard. Skopos are one of few manufacturers to achieve this level of consistent carbon footprint reduction, this involved energy saving initiatives throughout the business.
Sue Spurgeon, Managing Director stated “The Carbon Trust Standard is a mark of excellence awarded in recognition of measuring, managing and reducing carbon emissions – it has involved everyone in the business, manufacturing and our sales/marketing and administrative functions. We are proud to achieve the Standard and remain committed to invest in driving down our carbon footprint every year”.
Ernest Cadamarteri, Operations Manager was responsible for overseeing the many initiatives within our manufacturing facility, and with an absolute reduction in our carbon footprint of 24% over the last three years has personally championed significant changes throughout operations. His enthusiasm and momentum are contagious “improvements in energy and water conservation combined with improved resource management are only the first steps. We now have sound measures of our carbon emissions and I have more plans for 2011 which will further reduce our footprint.”
Not complacent with such an achievement, the business is now stepping up a gear, with significant capital investment to further drive energy efficiencies both in print and fabric prep/finish.
The desire to minimise environmental impact is fundamental to Skopos’ manufacturing and product development plans – clear environmental details for all products are shown on the Skopos website – making it easier for clients to make informed environmental decisions.
Skopos is an ISO9001 accredited company and has over 30 year’s specialist experience in the design and manufacture of high performance FR contract fabrics.