Brassware manufacturer Vado has worked with sustainable supplier Protega to improve its packaging solutions.
The new packaging forms part of Vado’s focus on its environmental, social, and governance impact. The company’s updated packaging is now both recycled and recyclable, as well as FSC-certified and sourced in the UK.
Vado also says that the reduction of its carbon emissions is part of the company’s continuous improvement plan.
Protega helped Vado to identify areas of the business that could be improved, which included efficiency within its packaging area.
Bench capacity was reportedly increased by an average of 37%, and individual stations were created to improve focus areas and improve staff output, reduce errors and reduce manual handling injuries. As a result, Vado says fewer mistakes occurred, and they have yet to have any recorded following the new installation.
Since implementing Protega’s suggested solutions, VADO has also seen a reduction in paper usage of 27%, which has helped to reduce its environmental impact as well as packaging costs.
A spokesperson from Vado commented: “The team from Protega were extremely professional – even on the day of the installation we made some changes, and the work was completed over a weekend to ensure no disruption to our operation. Everything ran smoothly before, during and after installation. I am thoroughly impressed.”