Corporate & Social Responsibility

Sustainability, Welfare, Health & Safety, Environment

Hydram Sheet Metalwork takes its corporate and social responsibilities for sustainability, staff welfare, health & safety in the workplace and for protecting the environment very seriously.  Hydram’s commitment to international standards-based assurance frameworks demonstrates a long-standing dedication to responsible and professional attitudes to managment and business conduct.  From our quality assurance accreditation obtained in 1996, through to our Silver EcoVadis CSR rating in 2024, Hydram can evidence a foundation of excellent customer service, coupled with commitment to continuous improvement in sheet metal fabrication supply.  Here, you can find out more about our environmental, health and safety, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability credentials, and our business ethics.  Hydram’s customers can be assured that they are working with a responsible, professional, experienced, supply chain partner – and experts in sheet metal fabrication.


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Protecting The Environment

Led by a dedicated SHE manager the company achieved the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard in 2010 and constantly reviews its progress against environmental performance targets which include pollution prevention, reducing its carbon footprint, minimising use of packaging, and waste segregation within its precision sheet metal fabrication business.

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ISO14001 Environment Standard

Environmental Standards

ISO 14001 is part of a family of environment management systems (EMS) standards created by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) to provide businesses with a strategic approach to managing environmental responsibilities.  In an age of increasing environmental awareness and global challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and resource depletion, all businesses have a role to play.  ISO 14001 is now seen as a prerequisite for sheet metal fabrication companies working with industrial customers on a subcontract basis.

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Environmental Notice:

All products are fabricated from metals.  In the financial year 2022-23, the average carbon dioxide emissions (CO2e) value to produce a typical part was 0.71kg.  This value includes procurement of materials, manufacturing and delivery of the part.  At end of life all products and packaging can be recycled.  If products are not recycled any waste products should be disposed of in accordance with local environmental control regulations.

Health & Safety

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ISO 45001:2018

Hydram achieved the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety standard in October 2018 and held the previous BS OHSAS 18001 standard since 2012.  This demonstrates the company’s commitment to occupational health and safety, as well as continuously improving the related management systems.

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Safety Management in Metal Fabrication

Strict legislation demands that organisations show a clear, pro-active commitment towards the health and safety of their employees.  The ISO 45001:2018 certification enables Hydram Sheet Metalwork to demonstrate its commitment to occupational health and safety, as well as continuously improving the related management systems.  Implementing ISO 45001 provides significant value to companies looking to reduce workplace incidents and demonstrate OH&S commitment.  It is often seen as a prerequisite for subcontract sheet metal fabrication companies working with industrial manufacturers.

Social Responsibility

EcoVadis Silver Award

Corporate Social Responsibility – Sustainability

North East metal fabrication company Hydram Sheet Metalwork has been rated Silver in its 2024 EcoVadis sustainability assessment, placing the company among the top 15% of rated companies.  EcoVadis is the World‘s most trusted business sustainability rating and is regarded as a global standard for business sustainability.   The objective of the EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rating methodology is to measure the quality of a company’s CSR management system through its policies, actions and results.  The assessment evaluates 21 sustainability criteria across four core themes:  Environment, Labour & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement.

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Community Engagement

As a responsible organisation Hydram strives to have a positive impact in the community by giving something back.  Our relationship with our local community is very important to us and is an essential part in the growth of our business.  Hydram is committed to supplying local employment and creating educational partnerships with our local schools and colleges.  The company provides information, advice and guidance to young people from across the region, in the form of site tours, school talks and extended work placement opportunities, allowing young people from primary to University ages the opportunity to make informed decisions regarding their future with the STEM industries.

Customer and Supplier Relations

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Dealing with Hydram

Hydram strives to trade with integrity within the marketplace, from its customers to its suppliers.  In making choices around its suppliers, social and environmental criteria are integrated into the vetting process.  Inducements or other improper advantages for personal or financial gain are not offered, given, sought or received, either directly or indirectly.  No employee may offer, give, seek or receive any gift or payment which is, or could be construed as such.

For further information, please see our Bribery and Corruption Policy.

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Trusted Metal Fabrication Supplier

Sheet metal fabrications company Hydram Sheet Metalwork seeks to be honest and fair in our relationships with our customers, and will provide the standards of products and services that have been agreed; whilst taking all reasonable steps to ensure the safety and quality of the products it produces.  Hydram puts quality central to all its business activities and is certified to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standard.  Working for a range of customers and business sectors, the benefits of working with an ISO 9001 accredited sheet metal supplier have been seen by our customers for nearly 30 years, having first gaining quality assurance certification in 1996.  Hydram’s customers can be assured that they are working with a responsible, professional, experienced, supply chain partner.