Taking our social and environmental responsibilities seriously

November 22 2021

Over the last 30 years, Rhino Doors has grown to become a leading manufacturer of high-performance engineered doors, supplying products to clients across a diverse range of sectors. The process of designing and manufacturing our doors is intensive and organisations in our industry can, and do, have a considerable impact on the environment around them.

This is why we’re taking the necessary steps to offset our carbon footprint by developing and implementing a robust CSR strategy, measuring our impact on the environment and identifying tangible ways in which we can improve how we work. Alongside this, we’re also investing in the health and wellbeing of our team, and devising new ways to positively impact the communities in which we operate.

So, what are our key areas of interest in the long-term?

Environmental impact

We’ve reviewed how our waste is managed and handled; all materials used within the company are recycled, where possible, and we are looking to minimise our waste in the future by monitoring the levels generated and putting processes in place to mitigate our impact.

We’ve also taken the necessary steps conserve energy by upgrading to LED lighting, as well as improving equipment maintenance procedures to ensure our plant runs efficiently and reliably.

In terms of Rhino’s “net zero” carbon targets, our focus is on continually monitoring our energy consumption and looking into ways of improving what we do as a manufacturer, allowing industry-wide best practice to inform our actions.

Supporting the community

At Rhino Doors, we always strive to support those in our communities in whichever way we can. From sponsoring sports teams, like our local elite rugby 7s team, to making regular donations to charity organisations, we want to continue to do everything we can to have a positive impact.

As a company, we aim to use local suppliers wherever possible, for both office and factory-based products, and we also encourage local employment schemes such as Apprenticeships and Workways. We’re proud to have previously recruited from both schemes, helping to upskill people and contribute to the local economies in which we work.

Employee wellbeing

Employee wellbeing and health and safety is at the forefront of everything we do at Rhino Doors, which is why we’ve changed the weld fume extraction process in our workshop to improve the working environment for our personnel.

We’ve also taken the necessary steps to improve our emergency procedures by assessing our emergency lighting system and carrying out more regular tests. As a company, we now have a more structured approach to health and safety, and our directors are all undertaking regular reviews of current practices and completed relevant training.

At Rhino Doors, we take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously, and we’re continually striving to build upon our successes and look ahead to the future.

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