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Our Environment

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KMF has achieved ISO 14001 accreditation and maintained this certificate annually, to the highest possible standard. KMF are also registered on the CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) Sustainability Index and can confirm that we have an excellent rating within the system (Certificate Number: 100667).

We remain committed to protecting the environment, by controlling the usage of resources in manufacturing and managing our carbon footprint.

KMF's statements of compliance for both RoHS and REACH are accessible from the download link.

What We Are Doing

  • Reducing our C02 Footprint: We annually set targets for prevention and reduction of pollution in manufacturing and related processes, to safeguard against adverse impact on the environment. Previous schemes have included switching to low-emission vehicles and energy efficient machinery.
  • Removing Hazardous Substances: KMF is compliant with the European Union's (EU's) RoHS (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances), REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) Regulation and WEEE (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directives, which require the reduction or removal of a number of hazardous substances.
  • Reducing Waste: KMF pursues a strict nesting scheme to improve efficiency and reduce sheet metal waste. We have also introduced paint reclamation machines and 'spray save' systems in the paint plant and heat recovery, suction cups and extraction tools for use during the machine idle time.
  • Saving Electricity: Through the installation of low-level LED lighting and solar panels — providing an approximate 65% reduction in consumption in our Advanced Solutions unit.

Related PDF documents can be downloaded from this page by clicking on the respective icons in the top right of this page. You will need a copy of Adobe Reader to read the documents.

If you would like any further information related to any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact our Health and Safety Manager — Jenny Conlon by email at j.conlon@kmf.co.uk.

Registration Number EMS 71205