The manufacturing sector is seen as being outside of the production activities associated with the Chemical & Pharmaceutical and Food & Drink industries. It has evolved and diversified and includes the engineering and assembly of consumer goods, and also the activities of the electronics, automotive, and aerospace industries, amongst others.
The sector faces an assortment of environmental and sustainability demands. Large-scale manufacturing companies can be subjected to an array of demands from environmental permitting, with direct regulation governed by either the Environment Agency or the Local Authority. Customers in the supply chain are also increasing their expectations for the development and use of sustainable systems to underpin a continuation of supply. There is therefore an increasing anticipation that operators will be required to report on their own sustainability performance and potentially have their findings validated.
In the current economic climate there is also a developing trend towards business acquisition and divestment which requires appropriate support with due diligence risk assessment.
Who do we work with?
CRA supports companies throughout the manufacturing sector with raw material receipt and storage, production and distribution, plant modifications, decommissioning and demolition, and business or site acquisition and divestment. We work in the following sub-sectors:
- Building and infrastructure products
- Electronics and telecommunications
- Household products
- Metal production
- Paper and pulp
CRA has extensive experience in the manufacturing sector. We work with some of the UK’s leading companies, providing support at all project stages.
Our expertise extends to managing environmental impact assessment (EIA), emissions modelling, development of environmental management plans, site investigation and remediation, and support in environment, health and safety (EHS) compliance auditing. We work with large organisations in the sector to develop strategies for corporate responsibility, collect and report on key performance data, develop and improve EHS management systems, and provide reassurance to stakeholders. We also provide a comprehensive range of health and safety services, including those for COMAH sites.
Our specialists have considerable experience of delivering successful projects in the sector and we work closely with our clients to understand their needs at a strategic and operational level. Examples of our projects in the sector are provided to the right.
For additional information on how CRA could help you, please contact Bryan Hughes on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0115 965 6700.