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Caring for the environment

Thornton Sports are committed to reducing, re-using and recycling where possible and have implemented environmentally friendly initiatives throughout all company processes. Our environmental management system is so extensive we are proud to be ISO14001 accredited.

The ISO14001 environmental management system is designed to help companies achieve consistent environmental compliance, together with continuous improvements in environmental performance.  ISO14001 accredited companies confirm that they have recognised the potential environmental impact of their activity and are committed to managing and reducing this impact with meeting or exceeding legislative requirements.

During 2009/10 8451 tons of recycled aggregates, 314 tons of recycled top soil and 1,253 tons of recycled rubber granules have been used by Thornton Sports to construct outdoor sports facilities. These figures only take into consideration the major projects undertaken; even more recycled products will have been used across all projects.

The adjacent graph depicts the number of our clients who have been offered recycled aggregates and alternative technologies. Our aim is to reduce the amount of new aggregates/materials used in the construction of new sports facilities. 80 clients have been offered numerous differing recycled aggregates and alternative technologies throughout 2009/10 alone. During 2011 we hope to increase this number even further ...

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