SMI’s Ethical Commitment Means Sustainability Is Embedded in Everything We Do
SMI uses plastic in its products. As a material, plastic has a range of unique properties. Among those is longevity. Single-use plastic, such as food packaging, doesn’t make any use of that property so turns a strong benefit into a significant problem.
SMI manufactures products that won’t be replaced for decades, and potentially never during the entire lifetime of the platform in which they’re fitted. When our products do finally reach the end of their life, they are fully recyclable. Through this approach, the benefit of plastic as a material is realised and its downside reduced to a minimum.
SMI is an ethical business. Beyond responsible use of plastic in products, we do all we can to minimise our wider environmental impact. Our environmental management system is ISO 14001:2015 certified, which means we meet our environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to sustainability.
SMI measures its carbon footprint and is progressively reducing it to improve sustainability. Among many initiatives, all our energy now comes from 100% green sources and our travel policy encourages staff to minimise business miles including commuting. We have reduced our waste and recycle everything that can be recycled. Where printing is unavoidable, we use recycled paper.
SMI is committed to manufacturing with plastic in a responsible way, as well as our broader environmental programmes. With SMI products finding new applications in the renewable power generation sector, our commitment has been extended into an important green industry, giving us another reason to be proud of what we do.