It is our policy to remain the leading supplier of milk recording services in the UK and the market leader in the provision and support of dairy software in Great Britain whilst embracing the goal of continuous environmental improvement in all our activities.
Centered around Environmental Social Governance (ESG) we are currently aligning ourselves with Government policy on climate change and carbon reduction. Wherever possible we will aspire to lead the industry forward, tackling challenges as they come to light.
In all our activities, working practices and business relationships, we are committed to protecting, conserving and enhancing all aspects of the environment over which we have control or can influence.
We shall ensure compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and regulations and take action to continuously improve our environmental performance.
We are focusing on specific areas, these include:
- Using resources wisely by reducing resource use and reusing or recycling materials wherever possible
- Improving the efficiency of energy use in our buildings, fleet and processes
- Considering the main inputs and wastes of its business activities in order to continually reduce their negative sustainability impacts.
We endeavor to raise awareness, encourage participation and train our employees in our environmental ethos through our electronic training platform.
NMR has considered the main inputs and wastes of its business activities in order to reduce their negative sustainability impacts. The main inputs we are currently looking to reduce our Carbon footprint in include:
- Emissions and fuel efficiency from our company fleet and transport
- Plastic sample pots and sample pot boxes for milk containment
- Energy for milk testing and data processing
- Paper report reduction through electronic alternatives as well as recycled paper
- Water for washing sample pots
The main wastes are milk, trade effluent, paper reports and plastic envelopes.
Examples of where NMR has made improvements include:
- Direct CO2 emissions from transport are minimised by efficient route planning between depots, safe- and eco-driver training, car-sharing for business journeys where able and the reduction of inter-site face-to-face meetings by online Teams meetings
- To improve on-site energy efficiency by measuring Gas, Electricity and Water
- Milk sample pots and sample pot boxes are re-used
- Paper (including shredded confidential), plastics and cardboard are recycled via certified waste handlers
- Mains water is sparingly used for washing sample pots. The volume of water supply is metered
- Milk solids collected in the Interceptor are processed and disposed of by an appropriately certified waste handler. Trade effluent quality is monitored and accepted by the local water companies
- Staff are helped to reduce the impact of travel to work by being offered the tax advantageous CycleScheme initiative, car-sharing and provisions for staff to work from home through the Hybrid working policy
We also have environmental and social "Champions" across the business, based at our sites as well as within the Field who support in the presence of our ESG committee in continuously improving our position in regards to Carbon Footprint.