In line with our values, we take our responsibility to the environment seriously and as such, our approach to managing our environmental impact covers four core principles:
- To proactively manage and minimise our environmental impacts.
- To comply with local environmental legal requirements.
- To encourage participation of positive environmental practices.
- To continually monitor and improve our environmental performance.
Actions that we undertake to minimise environmental impact include:
- Providing only digital copies of all materials, unless printing is requested.
- Deployment of local staff to projects to minimise the need to travel.
- Travel to meetings on foot, by cycle, public transport or car club car to reduce transport impact.
- Participating in the local circular economy, regularly donating office furniture, and cared for equipment to local schools’ charities and social enterprises.
- Saving of 8,736 (so far) single-use plastic use bottles through measures such as using water filters instead of bottled water and switching to alternatives.
- Reducing our land fill by 35% by introducing food compost bins in kitchens in our UK offices.
- Wastepaper is collected, transported, processed, recycled and re-sold by a single waste carrier. By switching to closed-loop, we avoided 3,139kg of CO2 emissions and saved 73 trees, 8241 kWh of energy and 126132 litres of water in one year.
We always locate our offices in central locations, that are well served by public transport and we do not provide car parking, however, we do provide employees access to bike purchase schemes. Furthermore, we are drafting our first Net Zero policy and programme.
And lastly, it is worth mentioning that many of our client commissions relate to reducing the negative impacts of travel for the population and helping our clients reduce their environmental impacts. We are at the forefront of the environmental debate, working with our clients to formulate no-nonsense solutions, to understand impacts, raise awareness and influence behaviours.