We aim to reduce our carbon footprint in the UK office by minimising waste, using our resources efficiently and recycling where possible.
We try to minimise our energy consumption in whatever way we can and we encourage our UK staff to turn off our lights, computers, printers and other electrical equipment when not in use, particularly at night.
We try to reduce what we print for internal and external communication as much as possible.
Use resources efficiently
We calculate our brochure production carefully to avoid excessive print runs and encourage using our online brochure.
We encourage any UK office printing to be on both sides of the paper.
We recycle as much as we can and we have recycling stations in our UK office and recycle in accordance with Mid Suffolk District Council.
We use recycling schemes for our workshop eg oil, batteries and metal.
All of our brochures are recyclable and any cardboard and paper waste is recycled at a dedicated facility.
Offsetting our Carbon Footprint
To offset the emissions used to make our brochures we donate 1p per brochure to the Woodland Trust - www.woodlandtrust.org.uk
To offset the long haul flights that our office and workshop staff take we donate £5 per single long haul flight to Cool Earth – www.coolearth.org
We also have teams of volunteers who regularly head out into our beautiful countryside to collect rubbish that has been discarded. The hope is that by tidying up our roads and villages we can encourage others to take their litter home with them to be disposed of in the proper way.