12th October 2018Back
Biocatalysts Ltd is proud to announce that the company has won the Sustainable/Ethical Manufacturer award at the recent Made in Wales Awards. This follows the great achievement of becoming a zero waste to landfill manufacturing company in June 2018.
The environment has always been important to Biocatalysts with the company achieving ISO 14001 accreditation in 2012 – the international standard for environmental management – and maintaining it ever since. In 2014 the BioBox, a 100% recyclable blue box, was introduced to Biocatalysts’ customers as their new enzyme packaging. This move to fully recyclable packaging was well received by customers and sparked the drive for the company to continue to reduce its impact on the environment.
Historically as a site Biocatalysts generated 30T of waste per annum, of which 10T was sent to landfill. The company target of sending no waste to landfill by March 2019 was achieved 9 months early. This was accomplished by concerted teamwork across all departments and the buy in to manage all its internal waste in an environmentally friendly manner.
Craig Galeozzie, Operations Manager at Biocatalysts commented, “Winning this award is a great example of how Biocatalysts sets new standards in global Operational Excellence. Our journey to ‘zero to landfill’ started with an internal packaging project that over a period of 4 years progressed into a challenging strategic objective. With exciting imminent company growth plans, it is imperative we align all aspects of our business to support our expansion and maintain our status as a Sustainable & Ethical manufacturing organisation. We are delighted to receive this award in recognition of our innovative approach to environmental management. “
Alongside Biocatalysts fulfilling its social responsibility, the company is also striving to contribute to the Welsh economy. It was recently announced that Biocatalysts are significantly investing in their manufacturing facilities at Nantgarw, South Wales. This £6 Million investment will see state of the art technology and custom manufacturing equipment installed in 2019, which will expand the company’s manufacturing capacity and capabilities. It will also create a number of new job opportunities and secure Biocatalysts as one of the leading biotechnology companies in South Wales.