Our Approach to Sustainability
CLD Physical Security Systems is committed to operating in a more sustainable and less wasteful way.
We also aim to support our customers, and colleagues in making responsible choices that make a difference to the environment.
We are in the process of completely revising our approach, and appointing specialists to ensure our work is meaningful and makes a measured difference in this area.
100% recycled plastic used in our FenceSafe bases.
90% of recycled steel is used in all of CLD’s steel fencing and posts.
80% recycled plastic used in our hoarding systems.
Our sustainability journey has already reached some significant milestones...
ISO 14001 Environmental Management SystemOur approach has accelerated with the implementation of the ISO: 14001 Environmental Management System. This international standard offers us a framework that helps us manage the impact that our businesses have on the environment. It guarantees to our stakeholders that we comply with all legislation, regulations, and other environmental requirements. It also gives us the tools to make continual improvements to our performance.
EcoVadisIn 2021 we received a Silver Medal in recognition of sustainability achievement from EcoVadis. The Ecovadis Sustainability Scorecard assesses our performance against 21 indicators across 4 themes: Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Ethics, Sustainable procurement. The EcoVadis assessment gives us more signposts for improvement so that we can secure a Gold Medal in the future.
Planet MarkIt is well known that in business you can’t manage what you can’t measure. It is vital that we can measure the continuous improvements we are making. CLD is working closely in partnership with Planet Mark, to measure our carbon emissions, energy and water consumption, travel and waste. Planet Mark also supports us with an understanding of how our social activities impact on the community.
Sustainable ProcurementAll of CLD’s steel fencing and posts are manufactured from at least 90% recycled British and European steel, and our FenceSafe bases are manufactured from 100% recycled plastic and our hoarding from at least 80% recycled plastic. All our steel products are widely recyclable. Furthermore, the panels used in our innovative FenceSafe temporary fencing solutions can be repurposed for use in the permanent fence line, making them the perfect sustainable solution. Transport is another crucial area that we are looking to improve. We operate our own dedicated logistics department, which holds FORS Silver across its fleets.