SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
Wirquin takes it’s social responsibility seriously at both a local and international level, supporting initiatives which help people around the world. In 2015, the Wirquin Group employees chose and committed to supporting the World Toilet Organisation Fund through several planned events across our business from the UK to South Africa
Wirquin employees in the UK have helped to raise money for several local and national charities including Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Macmillan. Wirquin UK also changed it’s Christmas card policy in 2022 by donating the money spent on sending out cards to our customers to Thorne and Moorends Community Food Bank, supporting our local community.
Wirquin strives to minimise the environmental impact of it’s activities through innovative products that help to reduce wastage. We have taken several steps across our manufacturing and distribution process to ensure we reduce our energy use and increase the amount of recycling. Some of our notable achievements have been;
- Reducing our power consumption by 21% since 2019
- Purchasing 20% less virgin raw material and using recycled plastic instead
- More sustainable packaging – reducing the amount of products that are in plastic packaging and using boxes instead
Across the Wirquin Group operation, we have achieved the relevant ISO qualification. We use ISO 9001, 14001, and 18001 management systems to regulate and monitor the level of impact on the environment and continually review our KPI’s to ensure environmental impact is kept to a minimum.
A large range of Wirquin flushing mechanisms are approved by the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) and Water Label for their water efficiency. When innovatively designing new products, the environment is a key concern. Wirquin is the inventor of the first dual flush mechanism in the WC which can save up to 40,000 litres a year for a family of four. We are proud to have created a world standard on this as today all countries produce a similar product which is vital when we know that 35% of drinkable water in the home is going down the loo!