Strong green credentials are rooted at our very core. HIRD has been recycling materials from the very beginning – before recycling was even a thing.
Sustainability is the cornerstone of everything we do. Since its inception, HIRD Group has repurposed and upcycled materials to provide sustainable rail products – dating all the way back to 1952, when Michael’s father unknowingly “recycled” old railway sleepers.
We purchase consumables in bulk to reduce waste and avoid single use plastics, while ensuring that none of our production materials are used wastefully.
Our forklifts and powered pallet trucks are all rechargeable. We have EV charging points in the staff carpark, and we provide a take-back service for plastic pallets for use amongst our own suppliers.
Our waste hierarchy is very closely managed. Wherever possible, all our industrial and office waste is recycled, and any office waste that cannot be recycled is compressed into fuel to avoid adding to landfill.