Sustainability

Tait are committed to achieving best practice sustainability measures throughout all areas of their business. Taking an all-encompassing approach to sustainability, Tait seek to minimise their impact on the environment associated with the operations of the business whilst upholding ethical social responsibility. Tait continually work towards improving their environmental performance, with the goal of working towards closed loop manufacturing operations.

Tait advocate the principle “buy once, buy well”. Producing design which withstands time and trends is at the heart of everything Tait do. Beginning at the design concept stage, their products are engineered to have minimal environmental impact right throughout their manufacture and over their product life cycle. Tait place a large emphasis on research and development in the continual improvement of environmentally sound product design and product lifespan. Whether it’s designing for disassembly, achieving maximum yield of material, utilising sustainably-sourced materials or extensive product road testing to improve product performance and durability, Tait seek to minimise their environmental impact.

Tait are committed to taking responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products throughout their life cycle. If requested Tait will take back their products at the end of their usable life and assess for repair, refurbishment or recycling. All Tait products are designed for easy disassembly with components and materials separated for reuse or recycling. The products will then be either refurbished for resale, disassembled so that usable components can be incorporated into new products, or finally, recycled. Due to properties of durability, longevity and recyclability, Tait products are predominantly made from metal. Additionally, wherever possible Tait choose to work with high-performance materials which are themselves recycled, recyclable or of sustainable origin.

Tait excel on a number of key sustainability initiatives. Their Thornbury factory operates on solar power, producing on average 22MWh per year whilst feeding excess power back into the grid. Since installation in 2015, Tait have offset 33.2 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. By late 2018, all Tait sites will be have LED lighting in operation, further reducing the companies light energy consumption by approximately one third. Tait run an extensive recycling program, wherever possible, almost all in-house production consumables are recycled with by-products sought for re-purpose. Tait have even designed and manufactured new products made from the waste materials of other products. For example, the Tait Birdcabin is made from the off-cuts of their Kink table, whilst also providing a home for Australian native birds.

Tait employ numerous sustainability measures throughout a wide range of area’s within their operations, including:

– Materials

– Waste Minimisation

– Energy Efficiency

– Social Responsibility

– Environment

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Tait's 2018 Sustainability Statement

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