By regularly reviewing environmental performances Rixonway incorporates a process of continuous improvement. Diesel, gas and electrical energy usage is monitored via an environmental scorecard system, which has enabled the business to reduce energy consumption levels. The implementation of an energy policy coupled with a programme of environmental projects has resulted in a further reduction in the amount of energy used.

Rixonway has become the largest organisation in the UK to install the ‘Ecogate System’, dramatically reducing its carbon footprint. The Ecogate System has been developed to support large woodworking manufacturers like Rixonway. Traditional dust extraction systems run constantly across the whole plant even if a machine is not in use. The intelligent Ecogate System monitors when a machine is not in use shutting down that particular extraction unit, saving the electricity needed to run the unit and heat the factory as less hot air is removed.