- Environmental Protection
- Transparency across Supply Chain
- Employee Wellbeing
- Investing in Communities
Saltrock is a British company built around a united respect for the natural environment. We instinctively protect what we love – so it’s natural for Saltrock to be very aware of how we impact our environment and do the best we can at safeguarding it. We take pride in our outdoors-orientated heritage and want preserve the invaluable properties of the earth’s ecosystems for long-term sustainability.
We are committed to improving our environmental performance. Saltrock HQ is an energy efficient unit and all our packaging waste is recycled. We are always reviewing our waste management programs to reduce waste, minimise bulk and use the most recyclable materials available. Our efforts won us the 2015 Ethical, Reliable and Sustainable Recycling Award in recognition of our dedication towards recycling and compliance to Environmental Regulations.
We work with SEDEX approved suppliers. SEDEX run SMETA which is an audit procedure. It’s a compilation of good practice in ethical audit technique. SMETA methodology uses the ETI code and local law as the measurement tool. It includes four modules:
- Health and safety
- Labour standards
- Environment (optional)
- Business ethics (optional)
We maintain strong relationships with our suppliers to increase transparency across the supply chain. We have excellent relationships with our factories in India and China.
The heart of our company ethos is to leave a positive legacy on the communities we serve. We are proud to have worked with a number of amazing local, national and international charities advocating social and environmental wellbeing. Surfers Against Sewage are just one of them and as part of our ongoing support for the organisation we introduced a bag charging scheme in stores, with a % of funds from the plastic bags going directly to SAS and the amazing work they achieve to protect British coastlines. We are currently working with SAS to become plastic bag free.
Our corporate morals concerning the environment are reflected in our ever-expanding Saltrock team. You can see from the vast array of bikes piled up at HQ each day that we are an enthusiastic bunch who believe in people power, opting for sustainable travel alternatives wherever possible. From triathletes and swimmers to surf life savers and board riders, we are passionate about the outdoors and love to utilise our surroundings.
Saltrock stands for integrity, honesty and fun –we recognise our role in taking care not to destroy what we all want to enjoy. We are always updating our social media pages to share the Saltrock message, educating and raising awareness of everything under the environmental spectrum and beyond, so keep up to date on our Facebook and Twitter pages for more information.