Nature & the environment
"Creating a better future means using less and creating more"
"We have planted 10,000 trees in the Cotswolds - our legacy for the future"
We farm organic beef in the Cotswolds with a Pedigree herd of Belted Galloway. Our cattle are fed nothing but fresh Cotswold grass and are outside for 365 days a year. They get barley straw and organic mineral supplements in the winter.
We have planted 40 acres of flowers (sainfoin) for 2 million honey bees at Buckland. We also started The Cotswold Honey Company.
At DCS Group through building our Environmental Management System to meet the criteria of the internationally recognised ISO 14001 standard, we aim to drive down the environmental impact that our business generates and demonstrate the ability to grow in a sustainable manner.
ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard relating to environmental management. It helps us as an organisation to minimize how our operations negatively affect the environment, ensure that we are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, while seeking continual improvement on all of the above. Our focus on excellence in all areas helps us to reduce our environmental impacts, delivering:
• Less waste sent to landfill
• Lower pollution and environmental impact risk
• Fewer carbon emissions
• Lower energy and fuel bills
• Improved cost savings
• More customer value
Through undertaking a review by the Carbon Trust and monitoring our carbon emissions we are working to reduce our emissions year on year. The implementation of our incredibly efficient sensory T5 lighting system throughout our warehouses is just an example of how we are making these reductions. All waste generated on site is monitored and recycled wherever possible to also help us in reducing our carbon footprint.
Over £10m has been invested into our site on Timothy’s Bridge Road to help ensure we can operate sustainably.
Having an Environmental Management System that meets the standards of the highly sought after ISO 14001 accreditation has had great impacts on the manufacturing side of the organisations operations too; significant cost savings, improved efficiencies, increased control over environmental impacts and greater environmental awareness from staff are just a few of the benefits that have been felt since refining our Environmental Management System.
ISO 14001 assurance gives our customers a guarantee that we will continually strive for environmental excellence
Please find out more about our environmental policies and targets.