From ensuring we’ve got good tech in place to the little things like switching lights off – over the past few years we’ve worked hard to become as green as possible. We take our environmental responsibilities seriously and are committed to using recyclable products and minimising waste.
Using one of our offices as an example, Westland Place is fully equipped with the latest energy-saving technology including state-of-the-art aircon and airflow systems, infrared sensor lights, energy-efficient LED panels and a Cat6 lighting system with Power over Ethernet technology. So not only does this mean we’re doing our bit towards reducing our carbon footprint, but as a member of ours, it also boosts your company’s environmental and sustainability credentials, and what’s not to love about that?
Since we brought recycling partners First Mile on board, it’s made recycling much easier for us and we’re pretty proud of what we’ve achieved so far!
In 2017, we recycled 5,665kg of rubbish, saved 59 trees and produced 4,500kg of waste which was converted to energy (approx. 2400 kWh), and that’s not all.
By being a member of The Brew, the work that we’re doing to improve our office recycling reflects on your business too. We do of course ask you to help us out a little, like not putting food waste into the recycle bins, and to turn lights off in meeting rooms when you’re finished, but we think that’s a small price to pay for being part of a larger green movement.
How to create a more sustainable workplace
As it’s not all about us, here are some handy tips on how you can become more eco friendly in your office…
- Turn the lights out when no one is using the room. Whether it’s a toilet, meeting room or the kitchen, flip the switch on the way out.
- Encourage your staff to use recycling bins if you don’t have a dedicated recycling service like First Mile. Make sure they’re obviously placed and perhaps put some signs up to reinforce you want to do more to recycle rubbish.
- Do what you can to use less paper. Do you really need to print that document, or can it be shared digitally? If you can go almost entirely paperless, that’s fantastic!
For more tips on how you can nurture a greener office, take a look at our blog post.