We aim to reduce the impact that both our operations and our customers have on the environment. Our products are designed to perform better than their predecessors, be that lighter, more efficient or resulting in less waste. Around the world, our sites and employees work hard to support the communities in which they operate. As a company, GKN Aerospace contributes by building partnerships with schools and academic institutions, and inspiring future engineers. Our relationships are conducted with open and honest communication.
Most GKN Aerospace sites are actively involved in a huge variety of different projects, supporting their local communities, donating time to good causes and raising money for charitable projects around the world. Sometimes these are corporate initiatives, but in many cases projects and initiatives are instigated by employees.
At GKN Aerospace, we are committed to playing our part in the protection of the environment, both in the operation of our facilities and the design of our products.
Our production operations are required to achieve certification to the internationally recognised environmental management system standard ISO 14001 which requires a commitment to continuous improvement in environmental performance.
We measure the impact of our operations on the environment against the key performance indicators of energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions, water usage, waste generation and recycled waste. We are committed to continuous improvement in our environmental performance and are taking action to address each of these impact areas. We apply GKN Aerospace Lean Enterprise techniques to energy efficiency and waste reduction programmes, both in offices and at manufacturing locations.