Mantec Leads Sector in Carbon Neutrality
Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Mantec Technical Ceramics has taken great strides forward in terms of environmental impact, with the announcement that three of its energy saving ranges have now been officially classified as Carbon Neutral Products, as certified by the leading international validation body, ClimatePartner.
Sales director Mark Berrisford said: “We have been working closely with ClimatePartner for quite some time and I’m proud to announce that Ultralite ULF 10, 12 and 14 are now classified as Carbon Neutral Products. We are passionate about reducing our global footprint and this initiative, achieved by comprehensive emissions analysis and then offsetting, is just the first step towards the ultimate goal of Net Zero. To the best of my knowledge, we are the first UK precision ceramics/refractories manufacturer to attain Carbon Neutral certification.”
ClimatePartner operates with a multi-national team and explains that carbon neutrality means that the carbon footprint of a company, product, or service has been calculated on the basis of internationally recognised standards and fully offset by supporting global climate action projects.
Each carbon offset – such as that now established by Mantec – has its own unique ID number. This, together with associated web links, will now feature on Ultralite packaging, meaning users can read about CO2 emissions associated with the products, the reduction initiatives in place, and the carbon offset projects supported. In Mantec’s case this involves investment in an exciting afforestation programme in Rio Kama in eastern Nicaragua. Already, a million plants of a native species of giant clumping bamboo have been planted.
“There is a virtuous circle being established here,” added Mark, “as this process improves our own environmental impact while at the same time contributing to similar efforts being made by our customers. Additionally, Ultralite itself can bring energy savings of up to 40% in kiln car bases, further contributing to the ceramic industry’s reduced carbon footprint.”
Mantec Technical Ceramics will exhibit at Ceramics UK on Stand 18-721