Our commitment to environmental responsibility

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All businesses need to try to minimise their impact on the environment. At Canopies UK, we recognise the importance of this responsibility and are committed to improving our environmental performance. While we know that our operations have an environmental impact, we’re dedicated to implementing measures that minimise it. Our recent ISO 14001 certification is a significant milestone in our ongoing journey.

Simply stating our commitment isn’t enough – real action is what’s important when it comes to sustainability. The world’s resources are finite, and we all have a part to play in helping to preserve them for future generations. We’re also aware that our canopies, while enhancing outdoor spaces, have an environmental impact. That’s why we’ve implemented tangible initiatives across the business that actively improve our environmental performance.

Here’s what our new certification means for the business and our customers.

What is ISO 14001?

ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) certifications are globally recognised standards that set guidelines for business operations. The ISO 14001:2015 certification outlines requirements for businesses to follow in order to have an effective environmental management system. By achieving this certification, it means we’ve demonstrated our dedication to identifying, managing, monitoring and controlling our impact on the environment.

In simple terms, our ISO 14001 certification means we’re proactively implementing measures that reduce our carbon footprint, minimise our waste and promote sustainable practices. From the materials we use to the way we manufacture and install, we want to continue making more environmentally responsible choices.

Why is this important for our customers?

As a leading manufacturer and installer of canopies for schools, housebuilders, contractors and general businesses throughout the UK, we understand the importance of environmental responsibility. Our customers, whether they’re schools, hospitality businesses or commercial enterprises, can rest assured that when they partner with us, they’re partnering with an environmentally responsible company.

We have been working hard behind the scenes to achieve our ISO 14001 certification, and we’re proud of the progress we’ve made so far. Earning the certification was no easy feat, and it involved a thorough review of many of our practices, processes and policies. But, we know that it’s an essential investment for the future of Canopies UK.

Here are some of the key elements that make up our ISO 14001-certified environmental management system:

  • A quality and environmental policy that helps guide our decision-making.
  • New greener technology planned or in use – for example, solar panels.
  • Introduction of an Integrated Management System
  • An environmental log to record usage of key materials, energy and water.
  • Effective waste management practices including responsible disposal and recycling.
  • Set objectives for reducing usage to minimise environmental impact.
  • Strong communication involving staff at all levels, and encouraging an open culture when it comes to speaking about sustainability.
  • Assessments of our product life cycles and the potential environmental impacts at every stage.
  • Monitoring and assessing suppliers and prioritising those who share a commitment to environmental responsibility.

By achieving the ISO 14001 certification, we’ve demonstrated our commitment to continuous improvement. We’re looking forward to continuing to adapt and evolve our practices to minimise our environmental footprint, using this system to identify any areas for future improvement.

A more sustainable future

With 30 years of experience in the canopy industry, we’re proud to be industry leaders. But leadership goes beyond just providing quality products – it’s also about being at the forefront of change and helping to drive sustainable practices across the industry.

We understand the importance of striking a balance between meeting our customer’s needs with high-quality, long-lasting canopies, and protecting the environment for future generations. Whether you’re looking for a sheltered school play area, an outdoor dining canopy, a loading canopy or a GRP door canopy, you can trust that we’ll deliver exceptional solutions.

  • We conduct thorough site surveys to guarantee clear communication and understanding of your unique requirements.
  • Our team of experts work closely with you to address any questions or concerns you may have, ensuring a seamless and stress-free installation process.
  • Our commitment to safety and customer satisfaction is unwavering, and we’ll go the extra mile to ensure your complete satisfaction.

You can feel confident that when you choose Canopies UK to enhance your outdoor spaces, you’re getting the very best service and quality in the industry while also supporting a company dedicated to improving environmental responsibility.

Do you need a sheltered solution for your outdoor space? Get in touch today to discuss your canopy needs or to find out more.