Environmental, Social & Governance
At Bedmax we are committed to the responsible manufacturing, marketing and sales of equine and animal bedding and sustainable heat logs.
We are focused on reducing our carbon footprint and are working together with suppliers, customers, and the local communities to achieve this and to help deliver a more sustainable future.
Working with Planet Mark our strategy aims to achieve a positive impact on the environment and society, whilst adhering to sound governance measures.
Bedmax – Caring for the Environment
Read our 10 step story below, which explains how we make sure that nothing we use to make Bedmax is wasted, how the waste product can be used to make our Hotmax fuel logs, and how even the plastic bags used in our final product is completely recyclable.
Made From Pine
Bedmax shavings are made from pine timber sourced entirely from sustainable UK forestry.
All bark that falls from the logs during processing is sent to garden centres…
We cut our shavings to an optimum size in our 3 purpose- built UK production plants…
We then screen and vacuum extract all the dust from our shavings…
We extract over 3,000 tonnes of dust and particles from our shavings every year…
Dust to Hotmax
Already very dry, this dust is compacted into 100% natural wood Hotmax Heat Logs…
Hotmax is one of the cleanest, most efficient and eco-friendly fuels available in the UK.
Thousands of customers now use our low dust, 100% natural shavings for their horses…
Return to the Soil
The best way to dispose of their used shavings is to compost and return them to the soil…
We pack our beddings in plastic to keep them dry, but now we’re using new film which contains 30% recycled plastic.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
At Bedmax we are continuously striving to minimise our impact on the environment, and to recycle as much of our waste as we can. These are some of the ways we are trying to reduce our impact on the environment and make some positive changes:
Composting used Bedmax Shavings
We are regularly asked by customers for advice on the most effective way to dispose of used shavings.
So we commissioned scientists at Napier University to come up with the definitive answer. Now the experiments are finished – and the answer is to turn your shavings into compost and return them to the soil.
Bedmax shavings, in the right natural conditions and with just a bit of sensible management, will obligingly turn themselves into re-usable, bio-degradable compost.
Our local communities are incredibly important to us at Bedmax and together with our staff we proactively help and support our communities and residents whenever we can.
Bedmax has committed to support the North Northumberland Voluntary Forum Annual Voluntary and Community Awards for the next three years. For more information on the awards and why Bedmax have decided to support them click here.
We recently donated timber to the Northumberland Log Bank that provides ready cut logs free of charge to those that need it in the Northumberland area.
At our plants we are conscious that our work causes noise pollution, and this can negatively impact the surrounding communities. As a result, we will be introducing noise enclosures at our Strawmax production facility in Northumberland and around the shaver at Caunton.
We will also work to minimise the noise from production at our new Patchington Strawmax plant once it is up and running.
Our Workplaces & Our Staff
All materials, including paper, batteries and old electronics, are recycled from our plants and offices.
Act With Integrity
We do what we say we will do in a safe way.
You are accountable for your actions and your own development. You own up to mistakes made.
Excel In What We Do
We consistently try to perform better and better.
Open To Change
We are positive when faced with changes and make the effort to continuously improve.
We act as a family and support each other.
Bedmax Environmental, Social and Governance News Articles
Read more about what we’re doing as a company to help reduce waste, work with the community and develop our team.
Following a nomination from Bedmax, Bell View, a community-based registered charity located in Belford, Northumberland, has received a grant of...
Bedmax has today announced the appointment of experienced equestrian sales specialist, Suzi Law, as head of regional sales in the UK. Bedmax is the...
As the UK’s foremost producer of bespoke horse shavings we are very particular about the timber we choose to make our bedding products. Not only...
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Carbon Neutral Website
Our UK web hosting provider contributes to a number of hydropower renewable energy schemes which reduce greenhouse gas emissions by displacing power from higher-emission fossil fuel sources on the regional electric grid. Our provider is powered by hydro-electricity, a green power source that will prevent the emissions from happening in the first place.