Sustainability at Swagelok London
Our Mission & Environmental Impact
Since our founding in 1947 we have always strived to live by our values, ensuring our activities have a positive impact on the well-being of our customers, our people, and the wider community.
"I believe sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It's about doing more good. Sustainability is a principle that guides our actions." - Adrian Wynne, Managing Director
OUR JOURNEY SO FAR
We began a dialogue with our team to understand their views on sustainability and how they expected the company to act in ways that aligned with their personal aspirations. An important tool was an internal survey where people shared their beliefs and opinions.
The survey was followed by a series of workshops where our people explored opportunities to improve our performance in sustainability. It became clear that we could make many small and inexpensive changes that collectively would significantly improve our performance. Better recycling, more careful use of energy and replacing old equipment, were among the improvements we made.
Ecovadis is considered to provide trusted business sustainability ratings. Our first assessment by them in 2022 was to understand our current state, which led to a Bronze Award - but more importantly it helped us identify ways to get better. The changes we made resulted in a Silver Ecovadis medal, awarded in October 2023.
In September we joined DENS Charity as their new Business Partner and began collaborating with them to support the work they do to help those in need in our local community. We have raised money, provided equipment and made donations and we look forward to a closer relationship in future.
* Associates donating to local libraries and charities
We are committed to recognising and valuing the diversity among our people. We aim to offer an environment where they can be themselves and take up personal development activities through training and experiential learning.
We are proud of the achievements many of our team have made to develop themselves to align with their career aspirations and to contribute more widely to our business and customer goals.
We know that effective and motivated people are key to our business. They make working life more fun and enable us to achieve our environmental, sustainability and governance objectives faster and more effectively.
We believe our community includes the markets we operate in, our customers, our suppliers, our people, our neighbours, together with local government and non-profit organisations. We strive to contribute to the well-being of everyone, our actions or activities affect.
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|Continuous improvement has been a value and aspiration for nearly three decades. At the beginning our focus was internal but we have come to recognise the importance of looking outwardly.