caem: RESPONSIBLe SHELVING MANUFACTURING
The CAEM team pride themselves on the quality of the products they produce and the quality of the service they provide. Whether its in the thickness of the steel used in the product, the paint finish, the range of exceptional custom options or project management, infrastructure or logistics. You can be sure that by dealing with CAEM you're buying a quality product that exceeds your needs and will last many years in your retail store or warehouse.
Also, by buying a CAEM product you will be reducing your impact on the environment. Below are a number of projects and initiatives that are being actively supported by CAEM to reduce its environmental footprint.
CAEM is committed to the reduction of its CO2 footprint. CAEM has partnered with Forest Carbon for two consecutive years to plant almost 6000 trees, offsetting the 1500 tons of CO2 emitted by CAEM, its team and core customers over 2020/2021.
FOREST CARBON - HELPING THE EARTH
So far, together with its partners Forest Carbon has planted 8 million trees in the UK and Ireland (and a total of 10 million globally) in woodlands independently audited and certified under the UK Woodland Carbon Code – the government backed standard that offers corporate partners complete assurance about the high quality of their carbon investment.
In addition to capturing CO2 a woodland also delivers other local and tangible benefits for biodiversity, landscape, flood management, water quality and recreation. For example the planting implemented at Jack's Wood has used techniques (spaces of 8-15m wide between planting) to not just encourage the growth of trees but to also encourage woodland edge. This encourages wildlife to return to the forested area. They are also planting wild-flowers (predominantly Borage - Borago officinalis) to attract and supply nectar and increase bee populations.
Since 2006 projects implemented by Forest Carbon and its partners have removed nearly 2 million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere.
Andy Magrini, MD of CAEM introduces our Forest Carbon site in Cumbria
Steve Prior discusses how Forest Carbon and projects such as Jack's Wood Work.
Andy Whitworth discusses Jack's Wood, the first project supported by CAEM.
During 2020, as part of it's continuous improvement programme CAEM UK was renovating the roof across the warehouses in Stoke on Trent. While planning this project it was decided that it would also be the perfect time to install solar panels and offset a huge amount of the companies electricity usage. The result is that CAEM UK now boasts 160kW of Solar Panels across its estate. Additionally CAEM now boasts car charging points for visitors and staff to use.
See the Installation of CAEM's solar power plant.
As a business that ships thousand of items a month around the UK and Ireland, CAEM is aware of it's packaging usage and impact from the use of plastic. During 2020 it was decided to investigate ways to reduce or even remove this packaging. CAEM UK has implemented a combination of stillages and reverse logistics combined with new wrapping technology that has resulted in a 40% reduction in the plastics used. CAEM has also implemented similar technology in the Italian plant, reducing its plastic usage by a similar amount (we won a CONAI prize for it too).
Environmentally Focused Business Interests
CAEM has launched an innovative line of Reverse Vending products under the Recyclever brand.
Recyclever machines aim to help businesses with any upcoming DRS (Deposit Return Scheme) legislation and encourage individuals to recycle more. This in turn will reduce litter, pollution and support the circular economy.
An introduction to Recyclever.
This video features an interview between Helen Hauck of IFS and Andrea Magrini, MD of CAEM.
In this they discuss the sustainable activities being undertaken by the CAEM business.