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Swantex is a manufacturer of paper products based in South Wales. Their customer base involves large high street chains, and the business has gone from strength to strength over the last 20 years.

During a chance meeting Managing Director Tom Worton invited Auditel’s David James and Huw Williams into the business to conduct a review of their indirect supply chain.

There was one particular pain point that Swantex were keen to explore first, their waste. Tom was keen to improve the businesses green credentials as this was an area he wanted to get under control. ”As the MD of the business, it is my responsibility to improve the business and make strides into helping Wales achieve its target of becoming 95% carbon neutral by 2050” said Tom.

The brief was set and we began the process of assessing the current practices and supply chain around the waste.

We began by scoping the project and drilling into the business needs with Tom and his team, Bethan and Steve were able to provide us with a clear insight into the current situation. The waste had all been going to landfill and this needed to be addressed. We brought in Auditel’s Martin Wallis, waste specialist, Martin gathered all the information and wrote a tender, specific to Swantex’ needs and wants. The tender was then sent out to six providers who were capable of meeting the needs of the business.

The process concluded with Tom and his team being presented with three finalists to choose from all of which were not only able to return recycling options but also a saving on the current annual spend.