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Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

We believe that becoming a more sustainable business will help us become a more successful business. We consider our social, economic and environmental issues are paramount to our continued success.

Our SHEQ team, formed in December 2006, worked together to achieve real reductions in CO2 emissions and waste. Over the years initiatives have resulted in:

  • heating audits
  • lighting audits
  • calculation of our carbon footprint
  • sustainability training for all our employees
  • support for all staff from the Energy Saving Trust
  • revised our car and fuel policy to reduce our CO2 emissions

ISO 14001:2015 accreditation achieved

Having held the previous version since 2010 we completed the transition to 14001(2015) in 2016 and have continually met the standard since.

Social impacts

As a sustainable business, we are committed to our Values charter and the Investors in People standard. We believe our employees are our most important asset. We have held the Investors in People standard since 2001. See our people.

Economic impacts

As a sustainable business, we consider our economic impact: We work with our supply chain to deliver mutually sustainability solutions that deliver value for money. We maximise our resource efficiency in planning, design, reducing waste and re-cycling.

Environmental factors

As a sustainable business, we consider ways of reducing our impact on the environment to reduce energy, waste and to protect natural resources.

Waste Management

We work closely with our clients to comply with the waste management plan. We proactively encourage our supply chain to reduce waste. We work closely with our supply chain to encourage sustainable solutions. Packaging crates are made from timber from Forest Stewardship Council sources for our own fabrication goods. Certain key suppliers are now able to collect wooden pallets from site for re-use. All paper waste and cardboard generated in the Head Office is re-cycled.

We have a planned approach to reduce energy, waste and to protect natural resources.


Hathaway's sustainability employee training session, delivered by TNEI.

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We invited our employees to design a bag for life. The winning design has now been printed on 800 bags for life.

Hathaway is registered in England (Registration number: 3357937).
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