No matter how small, our business actions do have an impact on the environment: we use energy, use resources and emit carbon.
Our ISO14001 system encompasses our energy and resource usage, and environmental aspects are constantly measured, monitored and benchmarked:
- Utilities – gas, electricity, water.
- Consumables – furniture, IT, equipment, stationary, paper, toner and ink cartridges.
- Recycling – paper, card, glass, metal, plastics, WEEE.
- Business travel – car, train, bus, plane, boat, bicycle, walking, courier services.
We have committed to minimising our energy and material usage, setting reduction targets for key emissions, such as electricity, gas, paper and travel. Year on year target levels are 10% to 20% reduction from the previous year. As part of our environmental ethos we have made improvements year on year.
We voluntarily offset our carbon through tree planting in local community areas such as Avon Wildlife Trust. We do not purchase ‘certified’ forestry scheme carbon credits, instead we select urban sites on behalf of community organisations who will directly benefit from it, and plant the trees ourselves. We have recently planted our 2015th tree to coincide with the end of the Bristol European Green Capital 2015 year.