In January 2021 Ethical Consumer viewed the GREENoneTEC website for the company's environmental policy or report. The company stated that it operated in accordance with ISO 14001, and that it pursued "a clear strategy of manufacturing only ecologically feasible products in compliance with the strictest requirements for a resource-friendly production." It listed the following measures:
"- No use of materials hazardous to the environment.
- Fully recyclable collectors.
- Sustainable use of resources.
- Least possible amount of packaging.
- Energy-efficient production with integrated solar thermal and photovoltaic system."
The website provided further evidence of the company's energy supply being supported by renewable technologies such as solar PV, solar thermal and utilisation of waste-wood and waste-heat.
No information found regarding transportation or raw materials sourcing. No environmental data or targets were found.
The company appeared to only be producing renewable heating systems, solar thermal collectors. However as the company was medium-sized with an annual turnover above £10.2m, an environmental policy was deemed necessary to report on a company's environmental performance and set targets for reducing its impacts in the future.
A strong policy would include two future, quantified environmental targets, demonstration by the company that it had a reasonable understanding of its main environmental impacts, be dated within two years and have its environmental data independently verified.
GREENoneTEC did not meet any of these criteria therefore it received Ethical Consumer's worst rating for Environmental Reporting and lost a whole mark in this category.
www.greenonetec.com (4 January 2021)