A Greener Future
All at Tangent care about our world and the state in which we hand it onto our children. We are committed in our determination to ensure that all aspects of the operation are subjected to positive environmental scrutiny and improvement.
It is our aim, wherever possible, to use materials that already have a recycled content. Tangent make extremely good use of waste material generated in the production process, for example all usable board offcuts are recycled and used for screen panels. Tangent’s key commitment to the environment is shown by our central tenet of UK Design, Manufacture & Supply. We are committed to working closely with our suppliers to reduce our collective impact on the environment. To this end Tangent chooses to reduce our carbon footprint by sourcing the majority of materials and sub processes within mainland UK. All Tangent suppliers are subject to our own validation and audit in line with our ISO 14001. Packaging waste is reduced to an absolute minimum and in certain circumstances to zero.(Wherever possible individual contracts delivered direct to site are palletised and do not use packaging materials. All pallets are 100% recycled, any shrink wrap used for stability is recyclable.
Waste Management and Energy
It is Tangent’s interest to minimise waste in the manufacturing process. The key area of waste in the furniture mill is board offcuts that are too small to be reused as screen panels, and the chipping and dust generated by machining of the board.
Tangent have invested significant sums in the installation of Swedish designed clean air burner, which pulverises all waste direct from the factory matching centres and burns it to provide all the heating for the site. Oxfordshire county council assess the output from this system and for the last two years awarded us a certificate as recognised clean air manufacturer. All VOC’s have been removed from our manufacturing process and replaced by safe water based materials.
All Tangent vehicles are maintained to the highest standards, and route planning using computerised systems maximises the efficiency of transport and reduces the impact on the environment.