Sustainability

Our commitment to a better future

Sustainability

Our commitment to a better future

Empowering Our Customers' Sustainability

At Combilift, we are committed to empowering our customer’s sustainability efforts by providing them with environmental and economic value. All our material handling solutions have sustainability at their core, designed to maximise efficiency, storage capacity and improve safety. A core element in the Combilift ethos is to help customers increase storage without the need to expand the size of their facility, leading to reduced energy usage and associated costs such as heating, lighting and maintenance.

 

We produce versatile forklift technologies that can fulfil multiple roles, inside and out, reducing fleet size, thus reducing carbon footprint. The carbon footprint can be further reduced by using electric forklifts, and our diesel and LPG engines adhere to the strictest emissions and efficiency guidelines. In addition our solutions are over-engineered to expand the truck’s lifespan and reduce the costs associated with maintenance. 

Check out our blog post to learn more about the benefits you can acquire through Sustainable Warehousing
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Green Facilities and Production Process

Green Production Process & Facilities

At Combilift, we take control of our manufacturing process to ensure our operation is as sustainable as possible. As a commitment to our sustainable business philosophy, we have switched to water-based paints, dramatically reducing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that have a detrimental effect on the environment.
We have been certified to international quality and safety management standards. Our production facility has been awarded ISO 9001 international quality management system, ISO 14001 Environment Management and ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series.
We also strive to carry out sustainable procurement; a large proportion of our annual sourcing volume comes from suppliers in Ireland, many of whom have been with us since our inception in 1998, contributing to sustaining our local economy and reducing transport impacts.
At our headquarters located in rural Ireland, we continuously strive to recycle and reuse materials, conserve natural resources, and decrease our energy consumption.

Daylighting Technology

30% of our roof space is covered in skylights, enabling staff to work in natural daylight with 173% more white light exposure creating better employee working conditions.

Daylighting Technology

LED Lighting

We use LED lighting with PIR sensor lights allowing for daylight dimming and areas of the factory not in use to be switched off automatically.

LED Lighting

Biomass Fuel

We are using a 1Mw Biomass boiler to reduce our LPG usage in our paint spraying booths and, in turn, generating a saving of 473,316kg of CO2.

Biomass Fuel

Solar Panel Energy

We employ solar panels that provide 185kW of energy which generate 10% of our daily electricity usage.

Solar Panel Energy

Harvesting Rainwater

We have a 110,000-litre rain water collection system is in operation, which is used in jet washing and our plant’s restroom facilities.

Harvesting Rainwater

Employee Development
We understand that the most vital element contributing to our success is the welfare of our workforce. Therefore, we provide a wealth of training with upskilling programs and various health and wellbeing programs that enable continuous development within our team. As a testament to our investment in our employees, we have received the Deloitte Best Managed award for 8 consecutive years.
To facilitate our long-term sustainability, we are also committed to investing in the future workforce. We offer apprenticeship and traineeship programs that enable students to study engineering in a practical setting and achieve qualifications while they earn a wage.
We not only promote a culture of safety, respect and empowerment among our workers, but we also remain committed to the wider community. From supporting charitable initiatives to sponsoring our local Ladies GAA team, we are proud of our ingrained position in our community.
Employees wellbeing