Socially Responsible Enterprise (SRE) is an inextricable component of the business culture at MCB Specials. We are aware of our role and position in society and take this into account in our operating practice. MCB Specials acts upon its responsibilities in the metal industry and is active in various industry bodies. MCB Specials is also continuously on the lookout for more ways to improve development.
MCB Specials’ activities in the field of SRE cover a wide range of topics. Here are just a handful of them:
• local sponsoring (sport clubs, museums, art and culture, etc.)
• sponsoring SRE-related activities (truck run, sustainability projects)
• doing honest business (code of conduct, SRE agreements with customers and suppliers)
• transparency in operational management (sharing knowledge) – personnel policy (training/courses, sustainable deployability)
At MCB Specials “Safety is a top priority”. Safety is a way of life at MCB Specials. It would seem obvious to say that all work has to take place safely. MCB Specials strives for a safe, healthy working environment.
Striving for a safe, healthy working environment is set out in the theme MCB Safety.
Safety is considered and treated as important throughout the company from the board room to the work floor. Employees know their competencies and responsibilities in the field of safety. Through maintaining an open business culture, employees and management address each other directly about safe working practice.
Legislation and regulations
The safety of employees and third parties is anchored; procedures are implemented and the working environment and working methods are made as safe as possible.
The “ten golden rules”
All employees are expected to observe the “ten golden rules”, the most important safety regulations within MCB Specials.
Everyone who comes to work at MCB Specials, is first thoroughly instructed about working safely. This instruction includes an introduction film:
Care of the environment is also a fixed and integral part of our policy. MCB Specials has ISO 14001 certification, which stands for a good environmental management system. We are constantly examining and working on the improvement of the (environmental) quality of products and processes.
MCB Specials focuses especially on reducing energy and fuel consumption, reducing emissions into the air and the reduction of packaging and waste.
Even at the beginning of the 1990s, environmental factors played an important role for MCB Specials in the selection of a shot blast and preservation system. MCB Specials took a daring step for the time (as the first) to employ water-based primer.
In 2006 MCB Specials became the ambassador for the government Department for Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment campaign ‘Een schonere lucht komt niet uit de hemel vallen’ (‘Cleaner air is no accident’), and the entire fleet of trucks was fitted with particulate filters.
MCB Specials is continually working on the reduction of energy consumption. We do this through the regular execution of energy scans, the replacement of equipment with lower energy consumption alternatives and the promotion of environmental awareness among employees. One of the projects is the replacement of all lighting with low power consumption LED lighting.
Diesel consumption and emissions
With 70 articulated vehicles on the road every day, diesel consumption and particulate emissions are important aspects. MCB Specials is continually working on making the trucks cleaner: through the purchase of trucks with Euro-6 engines, the use of high-quality diesel and improving the driving skills of its drivers (‘the new driving’).
Waste and packaging
MCB Specials strives to use sustainable packaging materials that can be reused. Materials are recycled wherever possible. MCB Specials works with its waste processor to minimise waste and for the responsible processing of its waste products.