- John Denver
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
The world is currently facing two major challenges to the way we live and work. The first is the global energy crisis we are currently experiencing through higher gas prices, due to dwindling supplies of this non-renewable resource. The second is the climate effects of global-warming - no longer theoretical as evidenced by the unprecedented damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, and the severe droughts in Europe.
We feel it is our responsibility to do whatever we can to help avoid these disasters. Not just for ourselves, but also that future generations can continue to enjoy the quality of life we have been lucky to have.
To become carbon-neutral and reduce our dependency on non-renewable resources.
- Reduced oil use through lowered dependence on
75% of our staff no longer use personal cars to get to work. This is achieved through a combination of using public transport, bicycles, walking, and working from home. Our policy is to conduct meetings by phone or internet where possible.
- Reduced paper and materials use
Using electronic communication/storage reduces the need for paper, CDs etc. It is our hope that all customer communications including invoices and quotations will be electronic wherever possible.
- Use of recycled / renewable products
Through the use of recycled paper and print cartridges.
Paper used in the office is re-used on both sides. Print cartridges are recycled through the Toner Recycling Centre.
- Enable remote working
All our computer systems are configured to allow remote working by staff to help reduce travel requirements.
- Reduced power wastage
By using heating / air-conditioning only when needed, and ensuring these are turned off half an hour or more before leaving the office. All non-critical computers and appliances powered off at day's end. Use of energy efficient light bulbs.
- Upgrade to energy-saving appliances
Upgrading all desktop computers / monitors to energy-efficient laptops and LCD screens.
- Encourage building owner to implement sustainable energy
practices through alternative energy sources, or relocate to
a green star certified office environment. Implement our own
micropower substitutes where possible.
- Increase recycling of waste products
- Upgrade all appliances / computers to energy-efficient
- Utilise any 'green-energy' offerings by local power
- Purchase hybrid vehicle or similar for company travel
- Purchase of new office furniture to be of renewable materials.
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