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 38 Environmental, Social and Governance
All chemical process waste is stored and collected by specialist chemical waste disposal companies. All waste is segregated into waste streams and disposed of in accordance with local regulations. Waste transfers are recorded, verified and audited.
Landfill Waste Generated
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Prior to processing, Perchloroethylene (‘Perc’) is used to remove any oils and greases on parts received. This is essential for the coating process to be successful. We have installed a new, sophisticated solvent cleaning machine which cleans and then re-generates the solvent, thus ‘top-up’ with fresh solvent is required only rarely. VOC usage has been reduced from c.600kg per year to virtually zero. During FY22 we are developing a plan to upgrade the Perc machine at the Martinsville facility also.
Transport
Customers are responsible for the transport of their goods both to and from our facilities, so Hardide has no influence on the choice of transport or routing.
Electric Vehicles
We are encouraging and supporting our employees in the move towards electric vehicle (EV) use and have installed four EV charging points at our Bicester site.
SOCIAL
Health & Safety
Hardide’s priority is the health, safety and well-being of its employees, visitors and contractors. In addition to First Aiders, Hardide has trained Mental Health First Aiders to support our staff’s mental wellbeing. To maintain physical health, we have an external Occupational Health provider which undertakes regular testing of our employees. We also enrol all staff into a Health Payment Plan which includes access to a 24-hour medical helpline.
Work Related Lost Time Incidents
Lost time incidents are classed as >1 day absence following day of incident. Incident rate is defined as the number of lost time incidents per 100,000 hours worked
Diversity
  FY21
  Total waste to Landfill (t)
27.3
  Normalised (t/£m sales)
 7.6
 FY21
  Total lost time incidents
2
  Incident rate*
 2.37
   Males
   Females
 Total
  Male %
  Female %
  Directors
6
  0
6
 100
 0
  Staff
 41
 4
 45
 91.1
 8.9
  Total group
 47
 4
 51
 92.2
 7.8
   Nationality
  Nine nationalities across the Group
  Employee turnover rate
  10.8%
  Pay equity - CEO pay as multiple of median UK earnings
  6.13
  












































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