Our aim to continuously improve our green credentials has seen us take delivery of three state-of-the-art forklift trucks and add an all-electric car to our sales fleet, with more to follow.
In addition, we are seeking replacements at a total cost of almost £1m for eight of our HGVs that do not meet clean air zone criteria.
One of our sales reps has already got the keys to an all-electric, long distance Tesla car, and this will be followed by more all-electric vehicles as our company cars come up for renewal.
And we've just taken delivery of three new, gas-powered Linde forklift trucks, known for their state-of-the-art technology, increased efficiency and lower emissions.
Our Business Development and Marketing Director, Dan Mounsey, says: "We are taking account of sustainability with everything we do; from our vehicles, to our processes and packaging to day-to-day operations.
"Less than 1% of waste from the plant went into landfill last year. We recycle as much as we can, we burn our offcuts, we have our own boilers that heat the various buildings and we have installed solar panels.
"We have moved from polystyrene corner protectors on our doors and worktops to more sustainable pulp based solutions and all of our deliveries are now paperless. Although we are already doing quite a lot we are conscious that, moving forward, we can always do more."
In tandem with our own scrutiny on sustainability, two of our chipboard manufacturers, Kronospan and Egger, have launched campaigns to highlight the sustainability of their products and manufacturing.
Kronospan, which has been supplying worktops to us for 30 years, is using solar, wind and combined heat and power plants to generate its own green electricity at its plant near Wrexham.
It is also shifting away from natural gas as a source of heat and power in its plants to biomass-fuelled processes similar to those employed at here at HPP.
Egger, which supplies us with melamine faced chipboard (MFC) products, has created a dedicated area on its website showing how its teams sustainably source the materials used to make its wood-based products.
Dan adds: "Our chipboard from Egger and Kronospan is carbon negative material, it stores more carbon than it releases. Chipboard has a 10-20 year lifecycle and then you can recycle it again afterwards. Both manufacturers are keen to get that message through to consumers and we are doing everything we can to support them."