Environment

We reduce the environmental impact of our business through:

  • reducing consumption
  • recycling waste.

These actions have both environmental and financial benefits.

If reducing consumption is not a viable option, we use materials derived from sustainable or recycled sources. We recognise the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and demonstrate our commitment to this in a number of ways by:

  • promoting more efficient use of energy in all buildings
  • encouraging practices which reduce energy consumption
  • reducing the use of paper and increasing the recycled content of the paper we use
  • encouraging a reduction in travel through the use of videoconferencing.

Carbon Smart assist us with the collection, verification and reporting of carbon footprint data for our offices. Full details are available in our annual corporate responsibility report.

To take responsibility for unavoidable carbon emissions, we have purchased annual carbon credits since 2011. In 2014, we purchased 2,900 tonnes of carbon credits to offset our emissions for the year to 30 September 2014. These funds are invested in high quality emission reduction projects which also offer tangible community benefits. More information on the different projects we have helped to fund can be found here.