We take our responsibility to the environment very seriously - and have made (and will continue to make) - all environmentally prudent changes to our business practices to minimise our impact
We recycle almost 100% of our internal paper and cardboard usage, and have reduced the amount of paper we use by over 30% over the past two years (that's despite the Company being three times bigger than it was then!
We retain as much packaging material as possible for reuse, and we recycle our inkjet and toner cartridges
We have made a careful and full study of our vehicle usage. I had hoped to be able to move at least a proportion of our vehicles over to electric or biofuels. Regrettably - our profile makes this both economically and practically non viable. We have - therefore - made the decision to renew our vehicles with smaller, more fuel efficient, diesel vans which produce the lowest environmental impact based on our usage profile. Drivers are issued with hardware and software which allows them to plan the shortest and most fuel efficient routes for them to use. We will continue to monitor the development and viability of new technologies to see if and when they can be incorporated into our business
We work closely with our suppliers, and part of the evaluation process includes a statement on their environmental policy. (We have recently rejected a UK based supplier who offered us excellent international shipment rates but had no environmental policy and simply seemed to be obsessed with offering the lowest prices available)