Bond It boosts environmental credentials

Published:  01 May, 2016

Bond It has taken major steps to strengthen the environmental credentials of its products and its working practices.

The business, which manufactures sealants, adhesives, PU foams, waterproofing compounds and other building chemicals, has recently installed 542, state-of-the-art, solar panels on the roof of its West Yorkshire factory.

Combined, the 270 watt, high efficiency panels are capable of producing 146 kilowatts of energy. They will be used to meet a significant proportion of Bond It’s energy needs across its head office administration, warehousing and production operations.

The manufacturer estimates that over the course of 20 years, the panels will actually reduce its carbon footprint by an impressive 1171 tonnes.

Speaking of the investment, which is valued at over £150,000, Graham Helm, operations director at Bond It, said: “Bond It is a business which takes its environmental responsibilities seriously. Reflecting this, we have for some time performed within our ISO14001 environmental accreditation and the installation of the new solar panels will enhance these aspects and objectives further.”

He adds: “At a time when climate change and reducing carbon emissions continue to top the economic, social and political agenda, Bond It remains focused on doing just that.

“The reduced environmental impact of our products and operations also ensures we are better placed to meet the needs of customers at a time when many of us are looking to make more sustainable product choices.”

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