Since 1875 we have been guided by the values and responsibilities passed down the generations, operating with the utmost integrity, not just with our partners but with our own people and community too. It’s important we continue along this journey operating within a strict framework of quality and regulatory compliance, one that respects our supply chain, respects people, animals and the environment recognising that they are all crucial to our continued success.
From the beginning and throughout our history we have always been duty-bound to achieve good environmental practice and operate in a sustainable manner, preserving the planets natural resources and continually improving our environmental performance as a fundamental part of our future business strategy and operating processes.
At all times we ensure traceability in sourcing our raw material using sustainable methods, preserving the environment, and ensuring we meet the highest animal welfare standards. We continually answer the call from our customers to regenerate our bunches using sustainable ZQ wool yarns.
Our policy is rooted in an approach complying with the fundamental principles of animal welfare adhering to the five freedoms as defined by the World Organisation for Animal Health. Supporting our supply chains right back to their source, developing partnerships, and improving operating conditions for the long term.
We wholly support and comply with or exceed the requirements of the current environmental legislation and codes of practice including ISO14001 Environmental Management System. Throughout our mill and manufacturing processes, we seek to minimise our impact by controlling energy resources, selecting the cleanest technologies in our production processes, and waste management to minimise our consumption of natural resources, especially where they are non-renewable.
Corporate & Social Responsibility
We take responsibility for creating wider benefits both within and around our business and endeavor to make our impact a positive one, which improves the lives of others and reduces the risk of harm to people and their environment. We are fully committed to adding value to the communities within which we work, fostering relationships through sourcing local labour, equipment and materials where possible.
We recognise that people are our most valuable asset ensuring that we carry out our operations in a manner that safeguards their health, welfare and safety of employees. Their performance is the key to the quality of service we provide and through investing in our recruitment, training and development of employees we will retain the best possible talent.