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Environmental & Sustainability policy
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DarkFrame Limited is committed to leading the industry in minimising the impact of its activities on the environment, and demonstrating this in its operations. Regardless of size, all businesses have a responsibility to protect the Earth, especially since we are Astronomers.
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The key points of its strategy to achieve this are:
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Minimise waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible as a constant process.
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Minimise toxic emissions through the selection and use of its courier services and the source of their power requirements and policy. Our commitment to this is we actively group our courier and company deliveries, to help minimise CO2 and particulate emissions. We use recycled water collected from our air dehumidifiers where possible, and citrus based de-greasers for cleaning. We use low energy ultrasonic cleaning to eliminate the need for more harmful de-greasing practices.   
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Actively promote recycling both internally and amongst its customers and suppliers. We currently recycle over 90% of our packaging from suppliers. We refurbish and recycle any serviceable components where possible, to reduce cost as well as environmental impact. Office equipment uses recycled consumables wherever possible. Waste paper is shredded and composted when required. 
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Source and promote a product range to minimise the environmental impact of both production and distribution, as part of our refurbishment process. We use longer lasting, higher quality components, which extends the life span of our products, wherever applicable.
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Meet or exceed all the environmental legislation that relates to the Company, in terms of low impact within the local community in terms of noise abatement, light pollution and waste disposal which already very low impact. The production work-flows we devised also minimise their use to reduce energy cost and to mitigate noise generation. In fact, we have 360º mapped the operational noise to a maximum of 4dB (at 10m distance) above outside ambient levels.
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We use an accredited program to offset the greenhouse gas emissions generated by our activities which is reviewed twice a year. We currently use ScottishPower which actively invests in renewable energy. Our building is fully insulated and climate controlled, to reduce heating costs and energy loss. It also helps us achieve the control tolerances needed for accuracy of our re- manufactured mounts. We use low energy LED lighting (some 12v), and single phase machinery that is both energy efficient, and low noise to reduce energy consumption. We also use 12v solar power for charging batteries and power-packs whenever possible.

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We constantly review the above policy, which helps define and hone our business operation. By integrating our methodologies of working and by respecting the planets resources, we can contribute in our own small way to a better more sustainable future.

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Signed

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David Woods
Director
DarkFrame Limited (est. 2008)

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