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 36 Environmental, Social and Governance
At all times, the Group aims to maintain its operations in a safe, environmentally conscious and socially responsible manner, taking into account the needs of stakeholders. These include: shareholders, members of staff, suppliers, customers and the local community.
Our approach considers the effects that we have on the environment and their significance. We set objectives and targets to minimise any impacts.
We endeavour to follow the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (‘TCFD’) model on sustainability.
Climate-related risks and opportunities are overseen by our Sustainability and Risk Committee, which reports to the Board on a regular basis.
An important part of our governance is to ensure that our policies, procedures and actions conform to the standards required under our Environmental and Quality Assurance accreditations: ISO14001, ISO9001 and AS9100.
In 2021 we undertook a baseline review of our activities and emissions to set our future environmental targets which consider the following key areas:
1. EnvironmentalManagement 2. Policy
3. Waste Management
4. Energy & Water
5. Transport
6. Sustainable Procurement
7. Community
8. Health & Safety
9. Staff Welfare
For the purpose of setting objectives and targets the significant aspects are the following areas:
A. The use of electricity
B. Water consumption
C. Use of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
D. Waste generation
E. Effluent drain discharge
F. Emissions to atmosphere
G. Transport
H. Decommissioning of our former premises
I. Effect on local community
Our environmental objectives and targets are available on the company website.
Risk Management
Hardide does not purchase raw materials, except for process gases and small amounts of various metals used as part of the process. For a few of our customers we buy-in the component in addition to coating it.
Cyber security is an important part of our operations and we have invested heavily in state-of-the-art protection for our IT systems and on staff training. Our IT systems have been certified to the government-backed Cyber Essentials Plus standard.
The move to the new UK facility was completed in summer 2020, hence comparisons with metrics that include the old facility are meaningless. As a result, FY21 metrics are considered a baseline against which to compare progress. The metrics shown below are the aggregated values from the UK and US sites.

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