We do this by ensuring that any carbon emissions and other negative environmental impacts for which we are responsible are reduced as much as possible.
Due to our expanding business and increasing number of global locations, we strive to help our clients and customers reduce their own environmental impacts by being more locally accessible, efficient and flexible. Any initiatives we implement to reduce our environmental impact very often directly benefit our clients and customers too.
Where possible, we enhance our facilities with the latest energy-saving technologies such as LED light fittings, more efficient Building Management Systems and comfort cooling systems.
Our Green Committee regularly meets to discuss ways of implementing and communicating improved energy and environmental efficiency throughout our organisation.
Working with the Carbon Disclosure Project
- Replacing lights with low energy lamps and fittings.
- Installing light sensors where practicable.
- Ensuring machinery such as boilers and air conditioning are operating efficiently.
- Ensuring all lighting and heating controls are functioning correctly.
- Ensuring consistency of approach across centres (operating times and temperature).
- Ensuring building maintenance staff, contractors and centre managers work closely together as one team.
- Installing new automatic meters to read electricity and gas accurately.
Little things make a big difference
- Switch off your computer and monitor at night, even while taking a break. Switching off just the monitor will save 70% of the computer's energy.
- Turn lights off at the end of the day or when a room is not in use. Lighting an office overnight wastes enough energy to heat water for 1000 cups of tea.
- Turn equipment off when safe and operationally viable to do so. Keeping a mobile phone or laptop charger plugged in continues to use electricity.
- Think before you print. Only print when absolutely necessary and use the print preview function to make sure you get it right first time.
- Report leaky taps. A dripping tap can waste up to 140 litres a week.