Environmental Impact

We are committed to promoting environmental sustainability.

Environmental Impact

We are committed to promoting environmental sustainability.

As our network continues to expand, we provide positive change to each location through our greener operations and inherently sustainable products.

We aim to continually improve our performance by ensuring that any carbon emissions and other negative environmental impacts are reduced as much as possible.

Over 2017 and 2018, we reduced the global costs of gas and electricity per workstation by 24.9%. This reflects the continuing improvements we are making in reducing energy consumption across our global estate and engaging our clients in our Greener Working Strategy.

The cost of water usage per workstation decreased by 26.6% over the same period.


In 2018, we continued our participation in the Global CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) and were once again awarded a strong B rating. This is higher than the sector average of B- demonstrating that we have a good knowledge of climate change issues and are taking coordinated management action to reduce any negative climate change impacts.


  • Replace lights with low energy lamps and fittings and install sensors where practicable
  • Keep machinery running efficiently and ensure all controls are functioning correctly
  • Install new automatic meters to read electricity and gas accurately
  • Adopt consistent approach across all our centres
  • Make sure building maintenance staff, contractors and centre managers work as one team


  • Switch off your computer and monitor at night and even when taking a break
  • Turn lights off at the end of a day and when a room is not in use
  • Turn unneeded equipment off if it’s safe to do so
  • Report leaky taps. A dripping tap can waste up to 140 litres a week
  • Think before you print