Climate change

Environmental protection is a key part of Ultra’s sustainability strategy.

The Group’s increasing focus on sustainability and its carbon footprint are reflected in our ‘Positive Force’ sustainability plan.

We are registered under the UK Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) run by the UK Environment Agency. In 2020, Ultra started the process of developing an energy management system which will provide the baseline for future accreditation to ISO 50001 Energy Management standard, an international standard recognising organisations that enhance their energy performance by implementing an energy management system based on a model of continual improvement. This activity will further support the reduction of Ultra’s energy use, ability to identify new ways to reduce emissions through our whole supply chain, and associated cost.

Climate-related factors are specifically considered as part of our embedded risk review processes, which take account of near and longer-term risks.

Ultra's 2022 carbon reduction plan:

Ultra's other carbon reduction activities:

Making small changes to our everyday workday also makes a big difference in reducing our environmental impact as a Group. We think about how we can save energy and resources and actively encourage our employees to:

  • Remember to turn lights off when not needed
  • Switch off equipment, including PCs and laptops, when not in use
  • Print only when necessary to reduce both energy and paper usage
  • Reuse and recycling wherever possible with an aim to eliminate single-use plastics across our sites
  • Use materials and packaging efficiently, reusing where possible/practicable
  • Consider if travel is essential – even to our own offices!
  • Work with our customers and suppliers to identify ways to reduce the environmental impact of our operations.

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