Our GREEN CHARTER

We pride ourselves at Westomatic on our Environmental policies and are fully committed to a Green road charter. 

TAKING STEPS TO REDUCE OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

Businesses currently account for around half of the UK’s carbon emissions. But one of the fastest ways to save money and fight climate change is to reduce the amount of energy used. With this in mind, Westomatic has taken a proactive approach to corporate responsibility, leading the market in terms of green innovation including; design, supply chain management, production techniques and waste management.  

GREEN HOT AND COLD BEVERAGE VENDING MACHINES

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Programmable energy management systems reduce power consumption by up to 30%.

PAPERLESS BREWER

Gravity-fed paperless brewer uses less energy than a pressurised system.

LONG LIFE LED

50,000 hour, long-life LED lighting means no-more fluorescent light tubes to replace.

CUP SENSOR

Cup sensor allows the use of own cup, mug, jug or bottle which reduces waste.

FLASH COOLING

Flash cooling technology means electricity is only consumed when a chilled drink selection is actually made.

REFILLABLE CANISTERS

Permanent refillable ingredient canisters mean less packaging, wastage and cost (compared with pod and in-cup machines).

RECYCLE

Use of recycled materials wherever possible.

LARGER FILTER

Larger, more efficient water filters extend machine life and reduce the need for service calls.

GREEN SNACK, CAN AND BOTTLE VENDING MACHINES

INSULATION

Foam-injected cabinet and door on SnackPoint Quattro, Quinto and Duo for ultimate insulation.

LONG LIFE LED

Low energy, long-life LED lighting.

OZONE FRIENDLY

Use of ozone-friendly R134a refrigerant

TRIPLE GLAZED

Triple glazed window reduces heat transfer

SIDE ELEVATIONS

Patented side elevations deliver cool air directly on the products (rather than chill the entire cabinet): the refrigeration system doesn't have to work as hard and reduces waste energy.

Long Operational Life
All Westoamtic machine are of a robust nature to ensure operational longevity and our dedicated machine refurbishment centre means we can also cost-effectively extend the working life of equipment which further waste and reliance on land-fill.
Exceptional Recycling
Recycled materials used wherever possible, including plastic mouldings on Sigma and Azure. In-house paint recycles heat from drying process for the final banking cycle over 90% of over sprayed powder coating is reused. All spare parts are distributed in reused boxes. In fact, Westomatic has not purchased a cardboard box since 1994!
Responsible Purchasing
92% of the components and materials used in Westomatic machines are sourced in the UK. Buying from a British Manufacturer means shorter logistic paths and a reduced carbon footprint. All UK delivered freestanding beverage machines are transported in long-life re-usable cases (free from shrink-wrap, polystyrene, cardboard and wooden pallets)
Leading the Way
The European Vending Association (EVA) has introduced an 'Energy Management Protocol' to effectively measure the energy consumption of vending machines. The results speak for themselves with some competitor machines using up to 51% more energy compared to Westomatic machines.

Compliance: We actively support the following:

WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment): Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) aims to conserve landfill and support sustainable development by providing impetus to boost recycling.

The WRAS: Promotes water regulations throughout the UK and amongst others, helps to prevent waste, undue consumption, misuse or contamination.

RoHS: Westomatic is RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant and takes active steps to ensure that no restricted materials enter the waste stream.

C10C: Westomatic is an active member of the industry standard and government approved C10C scheme which can provide a seamless solution to the collection, recycling, treatment and disposal of end of life machines.

Green Road Charter Environmental Champion: Westomatic has been awarded the official industry title of ‘Green Road Charter Environmental Champion’ for leading the way in green initiatives throughout all aspects of the business.

Richard Brinsley with WEEE Man at the Eden Project