DSTi Output Achieves 22 Per Cent Energy Saving
25 October 2006, News release from DSTi output
DSTi Output, the UK's fastest growing critical mail specialist, is taking proactive measures to combat the rising cost of energy. It has subsequently improved efficiency by 22 per cent.
The company has achieved this significant saving by implementing a high-level environmental management system. The scheme has reduced the waste and power consumption across all facilities of its main site in Bristol - including the production plant, offices and even the staff canteen. The success of this scheme has also earned the company the prestigious ISO140001 accreditation, the international standard for environmental performance.
Using sophisticated enclosing machinery, DSTi Output has cut its energy consumption from 23 kWh/1000 sheets to 18 kWh/1000 sheets. This has resulted in a saving of approximately nine tonnes of paper per month which equates to a 20% reduction in paper waste. DSTi Output also ensures that all waste that can be recycled is - from product packaging to drinks cans from the canteen vending machine - resulting in a 30% reduction in the waste the company sends to landfill sites.
"Our objective is to ensure that we incorporate sustainable best business practices that add value to our shareholders, customers, employees and the communities in which we live," said Tony Gaskin, Accreditations Manager at DSTi Output. "The very nature of our business means there is a potential to produce a high level of waste and we inherently consume a large amount of power. At a time when utility costs are at an all time high, this significant improvement in efficiency is a key achievement for the company."
Developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), DSTi Output's ISO 140001 certification covers all aspects of the company's activities. DSTi Output has also formed an environmental management team, which includes representatives from the operations and production department, in order to monitor national, European and global environmental legislative developments before they become law. This proactive approach enables DSTi Output to readily conform to future environmental legislation and voluntarily take action on specific issues through its environmental management system.
Tim Delahay, Chief Executive of DSTi Output comments: "Implementing these changes means we are continuing to effectively reduce our footprint on the environment and eliminate unnecessary costs. An ISO 140001 accredited environmental management system provides our customers, employees and shareholders with the assurance that our environmental performance meets, and will continue to meet, our legal and environmental policy requirements."
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