Our aims and commitments
As a British manufacturer based in the Northamptonshire countryside, we are aware of the positive impact that we are able to have on the environment through the decisions we make and the ways we operate. We have always respected the importance of keeping our carbon footprint low and making ethical decisions as part of our on-going practices.
Our aim is: to supply horse riders worldwide with the most ethically manufactured products, in the most sustainable way possible.
At Racesafe, we have made a commitment to:
We will lead the way in finding solutions to improve the way body protectors and safety equipment are manufactured to reduce the impact it has on the environment.
We will comply with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and codes to ensure we uphold the best possible standards of environmental practice.
We will reduce our carbon footprint wherever possible, through energy consumption, resource usage and any other means possible.
We will use all resources wisely, including making the most of all resources, reducing our waste and our overall consumption.
We will ensure environmental and ethical criteria are taken into account in the procurement of goods and services.
We will manage the waste generated from our business activity, prioritising reduction, re-use and recycling at all times.
We will prevent pollution and comply with all compliance obligations.
To meet the above commitments, in addition to our long-standing sustainable manufacturing practices and working policies we have also completed a number of positive changes. We have outlined both our long-term environment supporting activity and our recent actions below.
We manufacture all of our products here in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. As this is where our core customer base is, that reduces the our product shipment miles drastically.
We source our fabrics from British & European sources wherever possible.
We source all other materials responsibly and sustainably, and as locally as possible.
We make our products to last, both in terms of quality and flexible fit, meaning less need for riders to replace their body protector.
We use the minimal amount of packaging possible.
We recently switched to paperless order processing, by implementing better technology and software throughout our offices and warehouse.
Our new premises has low energy usage LED lighting and efficient heating systems.
We recently began researching more sustainable packaging options and are currently trialling biodegradable options.
In addition to the above, we will also:
Review this policy on an annual basis and update accordingly.
Communicate this policy to our retail partners and employees.
Provide this policy for public viewing when requested to by those interested.