Tratos’ publications span books, papers and more, often written in partnership with some of the most prestigious academic institutions, Universities and Business Schools. They form part of the Academy’s library.
Businesses’ strengths lie in a healthy and forward-looking culture. Cultural change for good is an intelligent business move, but only if the move is backed by information. The Academy shares some of the thinking behind the biggest cultural shift within Tratos in its 50+ year history.
Should Brexit Change the Sustainability Agenda of the Firm?
Asking the questions that need to be asked to make sure the world doesn’t ‘get comfortable with the uncomfortable’ – Tratos’ publications inform the world and inspire and teach within the Academy.
Tratos is known for innovation. The company campaigns for joined-up thinking for infrastructure projects to ensure UK PLC is best-placed to remain a competitive leader in world markets. Its stance on the country’s broadband speeds, and recommendations on how to clear obstacles in the way of progress was published by Ofcom.
Forecasting economic impacts and innovating smarter solutions for anything from hyper-speed communications to mass transit is an important part of future proofing business, the economy and the country’s health. Tratos’ White Papers are an important contributor to thinking at the highest level and are available to the Academy.
Tratos campaigns for a higher-than-minimum-standard for cable servicing public buildings. Although cable was not singled out as a contributor in the outcome, Tratos’ Safer Structures campaign was focused primarily on fire safety in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy. The company practices – and teaches – the highest quality approach across all cable for public-use structures.
Copper was the first metal manipulated by humans, it remains an important metal in industry today and will play a crucial role toward a sustainable future. As copper is required in any of the clean technologies of the future, it will be in high demand. The copper price is ultimately the tool for generating the necessary fundamental adjustments in the global copper market.
The price of raw materials is increasing and manufacturers face cascading challenges through the supply chains. As prices continue their upward climb, manufacturers are still dealing with the two supply chain headwinds, plaguing the industry throughout the pandemic: slowing supplier deliveries and labour availability.
The world is living through unprecedented times, filled with numerous challenges imposed by Covid-19 pandemic, which started some 18 months ago to date. Currently, container shipping prices have reached record highs, mainly due to the disruption of maritime logistics chains. Highly congested ports around the world basically are running out of vessels and of empty containers.
The circular economy has its advantages over the linear economy and promotes more sustainable production and consumption systems. The transition towards a circular economy offers economic opportunities for all the countries in the world, it can make countries less dependent on imported, scarce raw materials and other resources, and it will contribute to a cleaner environment.
Tratos celebrated its receipt of a Queen’s Award this month when the company invited friends, colleagues and special guests to join its senior team at its state-of-the-art factory in Knowsley, Merseyside. The advanced technology cable company won one of the most coveted of all business awards, a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation for its new high-performance cable sheathing compound, Tratos JBA®.
Tratos has produced a booklet celebrating the beautiful Valtiberina valley in Tuscany where it has operated its manufacturing facility for over 50 years. The guide explains the geology, flora and fauna of this picturesque valley, along with the human history dating back to the Palaeolithic period through the Bronze Age.