At Heatrae Sadia, efficiency isn't something we just talk about, it's what we do. Our customers are becoming more demanding and diverse and they expect ever increasing levels of quality and service, without additional cost. Our Lean approach is all about creating a way of working that sets higher standards for creating added value (for customers and employees) through more efficient operations with lower costs and minimum waste
Applying the lean principles will help us reduce our waste, energy use, transportation and space requirements and the environmental impact that goes with them. It will also free up resources that can be invested in better products and services. Further standardisation of our products will help us reduce the vast number of different parts and components. Fewer parts and less complexity will also help us focus more on further improving quality and reliability.
Whether we are reducing our energy consumption or water use, improving supply chain distribution planning or lean manufacturing processes, we strive to ensure our operations are as efficient as possible, across all areas of our business.
We're committed to reducing the environmental impact of production and assembly of our products through environmental management of our supply chain using Lean principles and process. Our plans for 2015 and beyond are:
To prevent pollution and reduce the overall impact of our operations on the environment, by limiting climate change impact, resource use, water use, waste, impact on biodiversity, efficient use of transport, and other appropriate measures.
To monitor our environmental performance and set objectives and targets for improvement.
To ensure clear visibility through supply chains, so we know where all our products (including their major components) are made.
To encourage suppliers and contractors to adopt responsible business policies and practices for mutual benefit.