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Environment

Why it matters to Fenner

At Fenner, we take pride in delivering the highest standards of environmental performance and care. We recognise the importance of building environmentally sound businesses as we move towards a sustainable future.

Our general approach to environmental responsibility is based upon the simple premise that minimising waste, in all its guises, is commercially and environmentally the right thing to do. The Group is committed to identifying and mitigating our environmental footprint through activities such as waste management and energy efficiency. We recognise both the general public's heightened awareness of environmental issues and those concerns of our own employees. We want to be seen as “good neighbours” wherever we operate; this is embodied in a “think globally, act locally” approach, whereby the Group manages and mitigates a number of corporate environmental risks collectively covered as “licence to operate issues” (including noise, smell, traffic, emissions and dust) that can impact on our local reputation as a good neighbour.

What policies and practices are in place?

At the Board level, the Chief Executive Officer has specific responsibility for the development of environmental policy and management systems. This responsibility is delegated, via divisional management, to local site management. We believe that, due to the large variation in environmental regulation and approach across different countries, the best approach is to ensure that each operation is fully aware of and supported with respect to its local and international regulatory obligations. We ensure that each local business has access to, and is supported by, in-house or third party expertise. For more than five years, no new significant environmental risks or incidents have been reported to the Board.

As a Group, we have a dual approach to environmental management across the globe. At the strategic level, we seek to ensure that all businesses have access to the necessary expertise and resources to enable them to operate in accordance with investment criteria based on Best Available Technology Not Entailing Excessive Cost. Operationally, the minimum requirement is that individual businesses comply with local environmental regulations; however, most of our sites go beyond this minimum level, to ensure that environmental licence to operate issues do not arise in the foreseeable future. A number of operations either re-use waste materials or purchase recycled materials for use in their manufacturing processes where it is appropriate to do so. In addition, there are many examples of recycling schemes for both operational and general waste such as paper, glass, and metal cans. This reflects not only the business desire to promote and manage in an environmentally sound way, but also the desire of our employees to reflect the approach they take in their personal lives.

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Environment

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