BCE Reduces its Carbon Footprint

BCE, the no lead, no tin, next generation of PVC-UE and PVC-U roofline, cladding and window trim products, is pleased to announce that after two years of a three year programme to reduce energy at its 120,000 sq ft Scunthorpe manufacturing facility, it has already hit its three year target of 15%.

“As a result we will be upping the target for the third year,” explains Paul Knowles, Scunthorpe Site Director of the BCE brand. “We’ve managed to agree this challenging target by working closely with the Carbon Trust, making sure all motors bought meet ECA energy ratings, monitoring all our equipment to ensure it’s working at the most efficient levels and holding monthly environmental meetings to ensure all departments are working together to meet our targets. We’re even looking at the possibility of rainwater harvesting for toilet water and other non critical water applications. Unfortunately, after investing in a study to find out if we could install a wind turbine on site, we were told it wouldn’t be possible in the space we have available if we plan to expand in the future which of course we do. All BCE’s offices are also fully equipped with paper and can recycling bins to make it easy for all our employees to do their bit, with over £200 being raised for Breast Cancer through recycling drinks cans.

“We believe BCE is the only brand of plastic building product to offer a Calcium Organic Skin and Core,” continues Paul, “but we want to do our bit for the environment as well as helping our customers and the homeowners they sell to, do their bit.”