With increasing emphasis on respecting and conserving our environment, Albright has for many years been pro-active in keeping its environmental impact down to a minimum. Protection of the environment is a key consideration for Albright and this is demonstrated by the environmentally conscious policies we have implemented across our activities, from design through to production.
These policies include enforcing across all sites the recycling of paper, recyclable and biodegradable packaging materials and waste segregation. In addition, throughout all of our factories and regardless of local market requirements, we maintain the key environmental standards required for ISO 14001 accreditation. Our Whitchurch facility was one of the first UK companies to obtain ISO 14001, and we have constantly maintained the requirements of this standard since we obtained it in April 2000.
Furthermore, Albright International is compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive ensuring removal of hazardous material from all products including, cadmium from silver tips and lead from solder. In addition, Albright complies with REACH and Conflict Minerals directive.
As a company we are continually seeking to improve our environmental credentials. Our recent refit of the new Albright China premises is sensitive to the environment; similarly our extension at Albright Lithuania will be considerate too. In recent times, Albright Germany has installed a solar system to the office roof in order to supply the energy needs for the building.