Integrated Quality, Environment and H&S Policy


Here at Measom Freer we believe it is our moral duty to protect the natural environment and we are committed to minimising our global impact as a business. We operate an Integrated Management System which embraces Quality Management, Environmental Management and Health & Safety Management.

How we aim to achieve this:

  • Regular environmental audits help us to achieve continuous improvement. We use a mixture of internal and external audits to BSI ISO 14001:2015 and gained certification in March 2018. (Certificate No EMS 675539)
  • We ensure our stock products are sustainable by sourcing materials such as polythene that can be readily recycled, PPR (post production regrind) is also used in all our stock products. We aim to advance the use of sustainably sourced plastic including HDPE (High density polyethylene), PCR (Post consumer regrind) biodegradable and plant based plastics.
  • Regarding logistics our carriers all have central depots and organise transport to reduce road miles with goods grouped with those of their other customers.
  • New machinery and equipment is checked for energy efficiency before purchase. We are currently phasing in LED lighting across the whole site.
  • Our employees share our collective values, cycling to work is encouraged, power is switched off when areas/kit not in use, waste segregation is in place throughout the premises. We recycle our waste with an aim to prevent and reduce waste and re-use materials where we can. Waste prevention is the preferred option, followed by reuse, recycling, recovery ( including energy recovery) and as a last option, safe disposal.
  • We encourage consumers to recycle our products by having a recycling logo on our stock boxes and recycling information on our website.
  • Looking at our supply chain, we monitor the green credentials of all our suppliers. We buy in and use recycled and environmentally friendly products such as stationery, maintenance and janitorial items where we can and reduce the use of aerosols and hazardous substances.

We are active members of:

  • Recoup are the UK’s leading authority on plastic waste and resource management, providing expertise and guidance to a wide range of clients across the plastics supply, use and disposal chain.
  • Valpack are a UK compliance scheme offering nationwide compliance for all packaging materials to meet the legal obligations of their members under the packaging waste regulations.
  • BPF (British Plastics Federation) who represent the industry and promote sustainability via campaigns, publicity and materials.

Measom Freer Integrated Quality, Environment and Health and Safety Policy

Established in 1937, Measom Freer is one of the most respected names in plastic packaging. The company produces a wide range of injection and blow moulded plastic packaging, with an extensive off the shelf product range including plastic bottles, caps, measures, adjustable fasteners, scoops, spatulas and spoons. The company is also a specialist in bespoke packaging and houses its own tool making facilities.

Measom Freer recognises its responsibility as an organisation towards the short and long term impacts of its business in relation to the quality of its products, the health and safety of its people and site visitors and to the environment, both locally and globally.

This policy which provides a framework for establishing and reviewing objectives will be reviewed periodically to ensure that it remains relevant and appropriate to the Company. We will strive to:

• Comply fully with all relevant environmental, health and safety legislation and aim to follow best industrial practice.

• Encourage full participation and commitment of all employees in the production processes on quality, health, safety and environmental issues.

• Reduce our impact on and protect the environment through the adoption of waste reduction and recycling practices wherever practical and to prevent pollution.

• Ensure that all the materials used are unloaded, used, stored and disposed of in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

• Ensure that the integrated management system is fully documented and reviewed to ensure sound quality, health and safety and environmental practice and achieve continual improvement.

• We will work closely with our suppliers and sub-contractors to encourage them to adopt similar disciplines and to provide quality and safe and environmentally friendly products and services to enable us to fulfil our commitments.

• Investigate ways of minimising energy consumption.

• Review the environmental, health and safety impact of future plant and equipment prior to its purchase and use .

• Cooperate with the public, customer and other interested parties on quality, environmental, health and safety issues.

We observe the highest standards of ethics and integrity. All employees are expected to act with honesty and in line with workplace values. We are committed to ensuring that slavery, human trafficking, and forced labour does not take place in our business or any part of our supply chain by seeking to:

• Ensure our recruitment processes are transparent and reviewed regularly, with robust processes in place for the vetting of the appointment of our people;

• Raise awareness of the issue amongst our staff and our suppliers to combat the hidden nature of modern slavery;

• Challenge and support our suppliers in the effort to drive out modern slavery and human trafficking.

The Company is committed to the prevention of accidents and ill health. We aim to be a model employer and recognise that our people are our prime asset and we will ensure that we continue to provide safe premises and work places, including access and egress, together with the appropriate safety equipment and protection.

We will continue to monitor the service that we can provide to our customers and ensure that we provide the resources to affect the high standards set.

It is the responsibility of management and employees to implement this policy together with their collective and individual responsibilities. This policy will be made available to external parties on request.

Signed Mark Freer, Managing Director

Issue 4 Nov 2018

ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT 2018

Measom Freer has achieved an impressive 10% overall reduction in the weight of its waste this year, energy use remains stable with a dip in electricity consumption.  We continue to reduce the number of hazardous materials on site and there have been no breaches of relevant environmental legislation.  Measom Freer have had no incidents of pollution or environmental complaints and will continue to ensure that all staff and contractors continue to maintain this excellent record.