Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Working towards a sustainable and responsible future

Social and Community Policy

Bex Design & Print Ltd is dedicated to providing the highest possible quality screen and digitally printed products and related services and is dedicated to meeting, and if possible exceeding, client expectations and requirements.

We are proud of our excellent reputation for responsible practice, dedicated client care, ethical culture, skilled committed staff, product conformance, investment in new technology and our responsibility to the community and environment. Bex Design & Print is committed to supporting the company’s strategic direction and continually improving the implemented BS EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System.

Our key quality objectives include satisfying the client’s need for quality product, delivered on-time and the fast turnaround of quotation requests. Key quality objectives that apply internally include continually striving towards right-first-time manufacturing.

Environmental Policy

Bex Design & Print Limited is committed to minimising the impact of its activities on the environment.

The key points of our strategy are:

  • To minimise waste by continually evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible
  • To actively promote recycling both internally and amongst customers and suppliers
  • Where possible, to source and promote a product range to minimise the environmental impact of both production and distribution
  • Where necessary we will implement a training programme for our staff to raise awareness of environmental issues and enlist their support in improving the company’s performance
  • We are committed to complying with all relevant environmental legislation

Environmental performance and waste management

At Bex Design & Print we’ve always taken our environmental responsibilities very seriously. Our efforts to reduce waste, recycle and become more energy efficient have gathered considerable pace over the last few years, helping to make us greener as well as saving money.

Energy efficiency

We benefit from a 30KW solar panel array installed on the roof of our factory. This PV array supplies 20% of all our energy requirements on average through the year.

We commissioned a leading energy management company to conduct a full audit of our facilities which has resulted in the following further improvements:

  • The replacement of all our office and shop floor lighting with auto-dimming low-energy LED units.
  • The shutdown of all our machines overnight whenever possible. This has resulted in the additional benefit of reducing servicing requirements by a third.
  • Ducting heat from our 4 CNC cutting machines to heat our factory extension, negating the requirement for any other heating.

The impact of these changes has meant that whilst we have expanded significantly over the years, our energy usage has actually reduced. Great news for the environment and good news for our business.

Reducing waste

The waste we produce is largely screen ink, cleaning fluids and polycarbonate and acrylic sheeting. For nearly 20 years our ink waste, which is classed as hazardous waste, has been collected and disposed of safely by a specialist company, and our polycarbonate and acrylic waste materials have been collected and recycled, rather than going to landfill.
Chemical reclaim is installed on-site, allowing us to extract ink residue from our screens during cleaning. This is then collected and recycled alongside our other ink waste.

We are able to minimise the number of waste collections required thanks to our waste compactor. Upon installation in 2016, this compactor immediately reduced our waste collections from once a week, to just once a month.

We also minimise the amount of waste sent to landfill – thanks to our long-term collaboration with recycling and resource management partner SUEZ UK, 99.8% of our waste is taken to Avonmouth where it is recycled and converted into renewable energy.