At Marlow Ropes they are turning the tide on how they manufacture – the energy used, the materials they source and the waste produced. As a rope-maker, Marlow recognises that their activities will have an effect on both the local and global environment and they are committed to ensuring that the negative effect is minimised as far as is practical. This is why they have launched the Marlow Ropes’ Manifesto for Environmental and Sustainable Change.
Since 2018 Marlow Ropes have been developing products using sustainably sourced fibres in all standard synthetic rope ranges. Most significantly they are reducing reliance on fossil fuels by using fibres either manufactured from waste plastic or natural sources, many of which have launched this year in the Leisure Marine and Arboriculture markets.
Marlow Rope’s Manifesto outlines the on-going and planned sustainability actions in key areas of the company, including: recycling and waste, materials and packaging, carbon offsetting, energy efficiency and guardianship.
BLUE OCEAN® is the overarching trademarked brand and ‘face of’ Marlow’s actions and commitment towards achieving objectives outlined in its Environmental Policy. The introduction of the BLUE OCEAN® brand is Marlow’s mark of sustainability and assures customers, end-users, suppliers and employees of the on-going commitment and mission to conduct all operations within an environmentally conscious measured framework. The actions of which are governed by these company-wide BLUE initiatives:
B – Being proactive and measured in the commitment to reducing and eliminating Marlow’s negative environmental impact.
L – Less is more. Continuing the quest for less energy, less plastics, less waste, less carbon and less emissions.
U – Utilising their global position as a market leader and authority in rope manufacturing to be a key advocate for sustainable change across the rope industry.
E – Educating the organisation and stakeholders to do better, be better and act responsibly in all areas of business.
Jon Mitchell, Managing Director at Marlow Ropes, commented: “Marlow have worked hard over the last couple of years to eliminate as much waste and single-use plastic from our rope ranges and continue to look at bio-based materials to help us achieve our sustainability goals. We are proud to be making significant changes in the rope-making industry.”
It is an exciting time for Marlow Ropes and over the coming months they will be sharing more details of their sustainable improvements via their website and social media channels @MarlowRopes.
If your company or organisation is interested in increasing its sustainability, please visit the Guides and Documents page which has free information for creating an Environmental Policy.