Together, we can make a positive change for everyone
Sustainability with Element
We understand that ethical and sustainable business practices are increasingly important to the success of our customers, which is why sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.
As an industry leader in Testing, Inspection, Certification and Calibration services, we work collaboratively with our customers to meet their sustainability goals across the organization and provide traceability throughout an increasingly complex supply chain.
Our dedicated team will discover your specific needs and provide bespoke end-to-end services that work for you – from testing materials and products to ensure they are safe, quality and sustainable to certifying your management systems to ensure efficient processes.
Whether you’re already working towards meeting ambitious environmental targets, or just beginning your journey and wanting help to understand where you can make a start, we are here to support you.
Providing confidence in your products, systems and processes
Assurance And Green Labeling
Across all sectors, positive-impact, purpose-driven companies are focusing on the need to manage and reduce their environmental footprint to meet stakeholder, reputational, organizational and societal expectations. Having audited systems and processes in place to identify, monitor, measure and improve your impact has become business critical. Delivering and accurately communicating on their progress through traceable, reliable and trustworthy information is a crucial part of this process.
Driving Process and System Efficiency
Our experts work with businesses to certify materials, and identify and manage sourcing risks throughout the supply chain. We do this through various schemes, for example the widely known Forest Stewardship Council™ scheme (FSC™) and the new Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). We can also advise on implementation of environmental and energy management systems to standards such as ISO 14001 and ISO 50001.
Third party verification gives organizations and their stakeholders confidence in the data and ensures compliance with both its own environmental policies and regulatory or legal responsibilities. Speak to our experts to establish how our third and second party auditing can help you meet your sustainability goals.
Demystifying the complexity of compliance
Monitoring and Compliance
Regulatory requirements mean that organisations need to be aware of the impact of their emissions to air, soil and water, and that containment levels are strictly controlled and approved levels adhered to. Element's cross sector expertise will ensure you accurately monitor your performance to protect the environment and successfully manage health and safety at a local and global level.
Monitoring for success
We are dedicated to sharing our expertise with our customers and adopting a proactive approach to simplifying and optimising compliance processes around emissions and contaminants. We will help identify and qualify the risk factors involved and develop a comprehensive management programme of control, monitoring, auditing and measuring. Whether you are looking to comply with existing permits or needing to establish if you can successfully comply with new requirements our experts can support you.
By measuring discharges to air, water and land, and monitoring levels of toxic build up over time we can help you mitigate risk to the environment and protect your operations and reputation.
We also help businesses undertake site specific detailed appraisals of potential risks from land contamination using the Bioaccessibility Research Group of Europe (BARGE) and Fed Organic Estimation Human Simulation Test (FOREhST) methods of estimating the bioaccessible fraction of substances in soil. Our breadth of expertise means that when you need certainty around the discharges to, or contamination in, air, water or soil, we can provide the services you need, when and where you need them.
Optimising innovative solutions for positive impact
Sustainable Product Development
Increasingly organisations are looking to develop new products or refine existing ones to meet sustainability goals around responsible resourcing, energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact. Doing so can provide many opportunities but also introduce new risks. Identifying these risks and opportunities at the outset can help maximise the benefits these improvement projects can make to an organisation and the wider community. By collaborating with our experts in the early phase of your projects, we can help balance the sustainability benefits of the finished product against any specific impacts of the new raw materials or associated value chains.
Helping your products get to market
Many of the technological developments that could accelerate change are already in progress; from qualifying the use of composite material to increase fuel efficiency, to implementing carbon capture technology, to the use of modelling software to plan complex projects without the need for prototypes.
Our teams of experts can work with you on the life cycle assessment of your R&D initiatives to get your products to market quickly while protecting your investment.
Whether you are looking to utilise computer modelling to better understand potential life cycle impacts or looking to introduce natural fibres into component parts. You may wish to focus on reducing fugitive GHG emissions, essential in net zero carbon goals or be looking to support the move to electrification or the introduction of hydrogen fuels. Whatever your project, Element can support from conception, design, sourcing, testing and ultimately delivering to market.