Sustainability

Management Sustainability

As a business SWS are committed to sustainable development and are aware of our impact on the environment. Having recently refurbished office and workshop spaces with environmentally friendly lighting and heat source. We partner with renewed British manufacturers and suppliers who share the same objectives to ensure energy-saving and resource-conserving production, together with long lasting quality products. This is supported with comprehensive advice, innovative products and service capability, and operated to  ISO9001:2008 Quality Management, ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management and OHSAS18001:2007 Health and Safety Management Systems.

Sustainability of products

Ironmongery and door furniture fittings, lock cases, hinges, cylinder barrels etc.
The majority of products supplied are stainless steel based or brass based. Both are a sustainable material in the environmental sense of the word; and are normally made with 60% recycled content (BSSA), which provides savings in the form of lower energy costs and reduced CO2 emissions within the manufacturing process. These two materials are perceived as an expensive material, however, Life Cycle Cost calculations have shown that using a corrosion-resistant material to avoid future maintenance, downtime and replacement costs can produce economic benefits, which outweigh the higher initial costs. Both of these items are 95% recycled at end of life together with package which can be recycled.