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Carbon Saving

This Extract from RIBA Sustainable Outcomes Guide further highlights the importance of buying quality products that will stand the test of time and the impact of sound buying decisions.

‘Embodied carbon emissions are generated from the processes associated with sourcing materials, fabricating them into products and systems, transporting them to site and assembling them into a building. They also include the emissions due to maintenance, repair and replacement, as well as final demolition and disposal.

Embodied carbon emissions from construction and over the buildings service life (often taken as 60 years) are significant, and in exceptional low carbon DEC A-rated or Passivhaus projects, often represent more than 50-70% of the lifetime emissions of a new building. Embodied carbon emissions are considered as supply chain emissions and reported in carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e).

Embodied carbon assessments provide a better understanding of the sourcing and processing of materials and products; an understanding of long-term post completion considerations such as maintenance, durability, adaptability, and also making plain the carbon savings value of retaining existing built fabric. Embodied assessments also help quantify the carbon impacts of procurement choices, construction methods (e.g. off-site vs on-site), waste mitigation and disposal, and circular economic considerations.

Reducing embodied emissions is directly related to resource efficiency and manifests itself in several ways – a more efficient supply chain for example, the use of recycled content reducing costs, improved durability leading to longer life with less maintenance and replacement.‘

Longevity, durability, functionality, and design are the principles we consider when designing and manufacturing our mailboxes and parcelboxes.

All of which impacts on sustainability and Carbon saving values.

Get in touch today to discuss our mail and parcel box solutions and how we can help increase your sustainability and enhance your Carbon Saving Values.


Here at The Safety Letterbox Company we are continuously working towards making doing more for the environment, such as


  • Reduce our Carbon Footprint through the prudent use of energy and introduction of energy efficient technologies where possible and by switching to renewable alternatives where there can be shown to give an actual reduction in Carbon Emissions.
  • Management and reduction of our water consumption.
  • Reduce waste created and where possible reuse and recycle materials and equipment before responsible disposal.
  • Where possible incorporate recycled material into our products and packaging.
  • Integrate principles of environmentally sustainability within The Safety Letterbox Company Ltd.’s policies and practices including this relating to the procurement of goods and services.
  • Develop The Safety Letterbox Company Ltd.’s business to minimise environmental impacts and enhances the local environment.

You can read more on our Corporate Social Responsibility here:


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