Sustainability is core to all of Meteor Communications’ activities.
Meteor strive to minimise the impact of our work on the environment. This includes optimisation of service and travel plans, use of public transport and efficient vehicles.
Meteor products are designed in house and manufactured by specialist subcontract manufacturers (mostly SME’s) in the UK. Designs are optimised to ensure a minimum of waste material during manufacture and to minimise waste on disposal. As part of Meteor’s ongoing ISO9001 assessments the Sustainable manufacturing policy continues to be developed and improved.
All Meteor buildings have undertaken efficiency programmes including replacement of lighting with LED panels, boiler replacements and additional insulation. At the Welwyn Garden City Office a 10KW solar panel system was installed in 2018 which provides a significant proportion of the energy required for the site.
All waste materials are recycled where possible and Meteor equipment which has reached end of life is appropriately dismantled and if possible reused. Some equipment has been refurbished and donated to local charitable and educational groups.
At the Welwyn Garden City offices Meteor have planted a pollinator friendly border in front of the workshops to encourage local wildlife. In addition a small wildflower meadow is taking shape with a small scale tree planting programme in the local area