Sustainability


To support the commitment to quality, the BARNES Management System has been implemented in New Zealand. The management system details the policies, procedures and work instructions that cover all aspects of the business. BARNES is continuously improving this system to ensure we are delivering the customer's requirements every day.

One of the tasks of a responsible business is to calculate its impact on the environment and to find ways to reduce it.The table below shows the results of a life cycle analysis comparison of EPS with other materials*. The data demonstrates that EPS packaging has much less impact on the environment than other competitive materials for the same use.

Packaging Materials EPS Wood, paper, etc
Cost11.3
Weight16.4
Energy consumption12
Volume of solid waste11.2

*Research conducted by the EPS Packaging Group, UK