Sustainability is an integral part of Mill Gate’s culture. Making a difference in the community, improving health and safety standards, and reducing environmental impacts are central to our business strategy.
Mill Gate understands that we are accountable for what we do, what we produce and what we leave behind. It is our legacy to ensure we leave a sustainable imprint for the future. Our passion for the environment and its conservation has driven us to be as sustainable and green as possible.
Mill Gate is proud to say that we are among the industry leaders in recycling initiatives. Not one piece of waste produced on site ends up in landfill. All waste streams are sent for recycling and any waste that we are unable to recycle is sent to a waste to energy site.
Mill Gate has also partnered with the British Heart Foundation and donates old and unwanted furniture items to them for recondition and resale through their outlet in Bury.
Waste Management Statistics:
- Zero waste to landfill since 2015
- 743,433 Kg of waste recycled in 2018
- 146,641 Kg of cardboard was recycled in 2018
Climate Change and Energy Management
Our levels of energy consumption are important to us and we have been diligent in our efforts to reduce them. For example by replacing our existing lighting with low energy alternatives and installing movement sensors to our back of house lighting, it’s these small changes which have made a big difference. Furthermore, our lighting strategy is continuously reviewed in order to reduce our energy consumption further.
- -5.14% reduction in electricity 2018 v 2017
- -3.24% reduction in electricity 2017 v 2016
At Mill Gate we strive for excellence in sustainability and over the last five years we have won a total of three environmental awards. There is a team commitment in all of our activities and the passion that staff and contractors have about the environment is relayed throughout these activities.
Refill Me Initiative
As part of Mill Gate’s ongoing sustainability efforts and in a bid to cut single-use plastic consumption, visitors can now fill up their water bottle for free at Customer Services on Minden Parade.
Since 2014, we have been providing mall space, and vacant units whenever they arise, for local community projects and independent / start up or fledgling local businesses. Over the last five years, the mall space has been used for many local charity events and to raise awareness for local groups free of charge.
The shopping centre is one of the key supporters of the Bury Business Against Crime Partnership (BBAC) and Retailers Against Crime (RAC) initiatives, providing a safe and secure customer experience across the town centre. Each of the team is also highly qualified and trained to provide a wide range of first aid as and when required by our customers.