We are committed to combating climate change and creating a healthier environment.
Hildon have partnered with Edward Energy and BeBa Energy to develop and install 908 solar panels. The panels will harness enough energy to power 75 houses for an entire year, cutting our carbon footprint by more than 50,000kg a year.
A shining success
The roof-mounted scheme will deliver 250kwp of naturally generated energy – enough to reduce Hildon's annual electricity demand by 27%. It will generate almost 225,000 kW hours of clean electricity a year.
Hildon aims to be the most environmentally friendly and sustainable Natural Mineral Water company in the UK. This investment in solar technology will help make that a reality.
Pioneers of good practice in environmental protection and sustainability.
From engaging with industry best practice to planting trees and protecting our local bee population, we're on a mission to make Hildon the most environmentally friendly Natural Mineral Water.
Despite a global shortage of honeybees, we're pleased to share that our Hampshire estate is home to 6 hives, each with their own thriving colony. In addition to expanding our apiary, we continually train staff on beekeeping best practice.
99% of our waste stream is either re-used or recycled, and this is after challenging its existence in the first instance. The reminder is then incinerated which saves on the environmental impact of transporting the waste alongside operating as a filter for trapping harmful pollutants.
Much of our surrounding wildlife depends on forests for survival. And that's not to mention the benefits of trees to the environment and us as breathing beings. For this reason, we decided to plant trees both on our estate and in the nearby towns of Romsey and Winchester.
Reducing harmful emissions
Our transport fleet uses AdBlue technology to help reduce the nitrous oxide emissions produced by diesel engines. Stored in a separate tank to the fuel, AdBlue works by breaking NOx (Nitrous Oxide) emissions down into harmless nitrogen and water.
Our environmental management system has been 14001:2015 certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This is a result of our dedication to challenging and measuring our performance through regular objectives, which are then scrutinised at a yearly UKAS audit.
We encourage staff to align with our environmental values by introducing them to best practice during their induction. We also invite them to join us in continually questioning how we can do better.
The Hildon Foundation & supporting local good causes and charities.
The Hildon Foundation was created in the early 1990’s and funded directly by Hildon Limited. Established initially to encourage and support young musicians, an area close to our Founder’s heart, it widened its scope in 2008 to include local good causes, of which we have supported many.
Regular donations to the Wessex cardiac charity have contributed to funding projects such as the Young Adult Cardiac Centre and a £1 million refurbishment of the children's ward. Hildon also support the charity by providing water for many of its major fundraising events, including its golf day and dinner, its summer ball and its sponsored cycle ride through the Test Valley.
Naomi House and Jacksplace
Hildon have been involved with the Clarendon Way Walk, Winchester Santa Fun Run and many others events for many years, helping to raise invaluable funds for Naomi House and Jacksplace, a Children's Hospice in Winchester that provides the very best respite and palliative care for children with terminal illnesses.
Nicholas Spinal Injury Foundation
Over the last few years Hildon have backed the work of NSIF, a charity whose sole aim is to develop a biological treatment for spinal cord injury which will one day benefit millions of people worldwide. Since 2017 the charity has been a part of the Hildon Archie David Cup at Guards Polo Club and regular donations of water have been made to their major fundraising events.
Wessex Cancer Trust
For many years Hildon have been involved with the Walk for Hope and other events, providing invaluable support to the Chandlers Ford based charity Wessex Cancer Trust. The charity was set up to help people in the local area who are living with cancer, by offering emotional, physical and practical support.
Contributing to the Arts
By contributing to the arts we support those with talent, helping them to showcase their skills and creativity. From sponsoring young musicians to help them realise their dreams, to organisations such as the Royal College of Music, the James Hay Royal Ballet School, the British National Ballet School and the Royal Opera House Foundation.
Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust
In conjunction with our local authorities, tree planting in Winchester and Romsey towns to enhance city living. Annual sponsorship of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, with additional support for their exciting calendar and “Wildlife Watch” scheme which will create our wildlife ambassadors of the future.