Faber Music, and its distribution business FMD, comply fully with relevant current environmental legislation, regulation and official codes of practice. Our environmental policy encompasses both working practice within our warehouse and offices, as well as a responsible attitude to our choice of suppliers. Areas we have identified with the greatest potential environment impact are in the sourcing and conservation of paper, board and packaging materials and in the heating and lighting of our warehouse and offices. We source and dispose of our packaging and warehouse waste in a responsible way, and we participate in recycling schemes wherever possible. We are continuously improving the energy-efficiency of heat and light throughout both the Distribution Centre and our central London Head Office.
We source paper from legal, sustainable and well-managed sources and we support initiatives and forestry management schemes that promote this. We work with print suppliers who can deliver within this core requirement and over 95% of our printing takes place in the United Kingdom.
Our staff canteen operates a food recycling programme and all food waste is collected and composted.
We have recently replaced the heating in our warehouse and the system is regulated by ‘heatmiser’ temperature control to maintain the correct temperature during working hours. The heaters meet the latest EC Directives:
The system is serviced according to manufacturer’s recommendations and was installed in January 2017. Our Harlow offices are heated by an ecoTec high-efficiency boiler which is certified according to the EU gas appliance directive 2009/142/EC, and was also installed in January 2017. Gas consumption is metered and usage is monitored to ensure there is no increase in consumption due to malfunction.
There is a current programme to replace warehouse lighting with high-efficiency LED lighting. The lighting will be zoned with movement sensors, thus saving electricity in unoccupied areas.