Tobermore is committed to manufacturing responsibly by achieving the highest standards of environmental performance, preventing pollution and minimising the impact of its business operations.
We are reporting on CSR data to gain better visibility of our performance and to benchmark ourselves to ensure we improve. We consider our CSR KPI’s just as important as Financial KPIs – we strive to be a force for good in society as our business grows.
Tobermore has beaten competition to publish Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for their entire product range.
An EPD is a document that lays out the environmental performance of a construction product over time. Following a rigorous Life Cycle Assessment, Tobermore can accurately demonstrate the environmental impact of over 400 paving, walling and kerb products.
EPDs allow construction professionals to compare the environmental impact of different products and make informed decisions about which to choose for their project.
Tobermore is a company which is steeped in family values and at the heart of our rural community. Our social responsibility is far-reaching and involves employees, charitable organisations, school children and various community groups.
Tobermore achieved the BES 6001 accreditation, this is a certification for the responsible sourcing of construction products. This BES 6001 certification gives us the ability to prove to specifiers and contractors that we have an effective system for ensuring our products are sustainable.
100% of electricity produced from our 250kW wind turbine is used during our production process
We have over 1,250 solar panels installed producing 38,950.90 kWhr per annum.
We have a turn-off policy to ensure all electrical equipment is switched off when not in use.
We have reduced our waste to landfill to zero through a process of continual improvement in production efficiency and the 100% recycling of manufacturing residue.
We use 100% recyclable packaging and provide the maximum protection for our products with minimum environmental impact.
We recycle 100% of the water used in our manufacturing process and manage our use of this precious resource by investing in systems to harvest rainwater.
We have been awarded the Water Champion Award by The Consumer Council for Northern Ireland for pro-actively reducing our water use.
100% of the water used in the production of our products comes from our rainwater harvesting system and our own bore hole.
We maximise transport efficiency, through our “on time and in full” policy. All loads are despatched from a single site and vehicle use is optimised through back loading.
We merge loads to minimise several trips and use carefully planned routes to lower fuel consumption.
Our drivers have been educated to maximise fuel efficiency while driving.
8 acres of our quarry land havebeen restored to local farm use. We have also planted 5 acres of trees to complement the surrounding natural beauty.
We have taken steps to reduce noise emissions such as investing £550,000 in soundproofing our production plants.
We have installed dust extraction systems, covered all conveyors and have comprehensive cleaning routines to reduce all dust pollution.
We’re here to answer any questions you may have about our sustainability policy. Contact us today and our team will be happy to help.