Screwfix is committed to providing you with products which help save energy. In fact, 59% of all our energy using products meet our best practice standards on energy efficiency. These products can be identified with a green or black logo, as shown below.
Wherever you see this symbol next to a product, you will know that it can help you save energy. Examples include:
Wherever you see this symbol next to a product, you will know it is covered by The European Directive ErP (Energy related Products). Each product has its own specific rating from A++ to G (with A++ being the most energy efficient). On the Screwfix website you can see the full energy label relating to the product. Examples are:
All of our sustainable home products are verified by sustainability experts Bioregional (www.bioregional.com) who provide advice and guidance to companies such as Screwfix and have expertise in evaluating the eco credentials of products.
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62% of our water using products will help to save water. We have marked these products with the green logo in our catalogue and online, as shown below.
Wherever you see this symbol next to a product, you will know that it can help you save water. Examples include:
All of our environmentally friendly products are verified by sustainability experts Bioregional (www.bioregional.com) who provide advice and guidance to companies such as Screwfix and have expertise in evaluating the eco credentials of products.
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Under new government regulations issued in January 2007 we are all obliged and must play our part to ensure that the amount of waste on certain electrical and electronic equipment is reduced. Furthermore where it is produced as waste, we must work together to ensure it is separated from household waste, collected separately and ultimately disposed of in a sound environmental manner (recycled and recovered).
In essence some of the chemicals and metals in these electrical items can be harmful to the soil and human health when disposed of in landfill sites. By adopting the new regulations and working together we can all reduce the amount of landfill and resulting contamination.
For your part as the customer you are encouraged to examine your electrical waste before throwing it away and in particular look for the rating plate and if the following logo is present you must not throw it in your household waste.
Please take this waste to your nearest Designated Collection Facility (DCF) where special facilities exist for correct disposal. To find your nearest DCF please visit the following web site: www.recycle-more.co.uk.Type in your post code and the locations of the nearest DCFs will be displayed.
Or alternatively contact Screwfix on 03330 112 112 and the Customer Service Agent can provide this for you.
For our part Screwfix Direct Ltd is making a financial contribution towards the running of these facilities and the onward recycling of this waste.
Please do not throw household portable batteries in with your household waste. You can take them to any Screwfix Trade Counter and drop them into the special battery collection box at no cost (excludes car and industrial batteries). We will make sure they are recycled correctly. Screwfix Producer Number BPRN000748.
Our catalogues are fully recyclable, please recycle at your local recycling centre.
For full details of the steps we have taken to reduce our environmental impact please refer to our Sustainability report.
We work to make sure that the timber extraction and trade associated with the timber products we sell does not harm forest conservation or the lives of people who live and work in the forests.
97% of our wood and timber products are sustainably sourced and certified by FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) or PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) and our catalogues are also printed on sustainably sourced paper.
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In line with legislation, we charge 5p for carrier bags in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
For the year commencing 7th April 2015 in England, Scotland and Wales, the 5p charge will be donated to The Screwfix Foundation.
In Northern Ireland, the 5p charge is paid to the Department of Environment.
In order to review our supplier’s ethical credentials we use Sedex, a collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data. We require companies to register their factory sites on the platform. The results of audits and questionnaires on labour standards, health & safety, the environment and business ethics can then be viewed.
Using Sedex means that audits are not duplicated if a factory supplies several retailers. The aim of Sedex is to drive improvements in the ethical performance – factories should be focusing on improving standards for its workers and the environment.
It also means that retailers can check a factory’s audits easily when deciding which to use. Other retail members include Waitrose, Aldi, Marks and Spencer and Sainsbury.
We are very proud of our Screwfix Foundation, which was launched in 2013 and has since raised over 1 million pounds supporting local charities. For more information please visit http://www.screwfix.com/help/screwfixfoundation/