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New Appointment in Sustainability and Quality Management.

As part of our increasing commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and protecting the environment as we grow, Xpress Labels has added a Sustainability & Quality Manager to its existing CSR and environment-focused team.

Phil Metcalfe will take responsibility for maintaining our AA+ BRC certification, improving health and safety, and quality assurance but the main area of responsibility will be managing Xpress Labels CSR and environmental policies, including its drive for B-Corp registration.

Phil started his career in law and accountancy before moving to quality assurance, health and safety and environment in the late 1990s. Since then, he has worked in a number of businesses ranging from family-owned SMEs to FTSE 100 corporations and has introduced ISO 14001 to businesses and managed environmental and CSR programmes.

Phil said, “I’m delighted to join Xpress Labels, a company whose ethics are a great match with my own, and who have already made significant progress in these making these into reality. I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead.”

In his spare time, Phil is a volunteer Tree Warden for his local town council, volunteers at his local National Trust property and is a scout leader in his local scout group.

Environmental vision 2024 – how we will make the industry sustainable.

Xpress Labels has a strategic plan for sustainability in 2024 that focuses on the use of low-impact materials, improving our record of waste recycling, and creating collaborations with suppliers who share our vision. Xpress will give thorough employee training and encourage involvement in our sustainable programmes, such as Carbon Literacy training. We are committed to displaying leadership and responsibility by pursuing B-Corp accreditation within two years.

Corporate social responsibility accreditation.

Xpress are also pursuing a formal accreditation in CSR within three months. David Ross, Managing Director, stated, “We’re excited to announce our relationship with CSR-A, which demonstrates our commitment to being a responsible company. In an era where social responsibility is crucial, the CSR-A framework will guarantee that our efforts are relevant and impactful.”

You can read more about the excellent work of CSR-A here: https://csr-accreditation.co.uk/

If you are aligned with our commitment to a sustainable planet, please reach out to us so we can provide you with regular updates on our initiatives. We are implementing comprehensive environmental assessments to closely monitor and reduce our impact. This includes evaluating carbon emissions, energy consumption, water usage, waste reduction, material selection, and local ecological impact. With Phil Metcalfe on board as our Sustainability and Quality Manager, we can ensure that we adhere to all relevant national and international environmental regulations.