As a company, we have taken several different routes in how we operate as a business, and what we do for our own travel. This encompasses everything from the increased use of technology, to lower carbon methods of transport and our commitment to recycling more of our waste.
For our own travel, we choose airlines that have integrated carbon-offsetting schemes and are investing heavily in either sustainable aviation fuel or alternative methods of propulsion such as hydrogen.
We have substantially reduced the amount of paper we use within the office, and recommend that as much as possible can be done electronically. Where we can, we use apps to store boarding passes and important documents we need to travel.
We have our own electric car, in which we encourage our landlord to invest in a charging port for us. This lowers our carbon emissions substantially on our daily commute.
CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME
In 2021 we set up our own Cycle to Work scheme, encouraging the use of bicycles in the office. For example, Ashley has a Brompton he uses to get to/from the office (more likely in the summer), mainly due to the storage space in our office.
We have substantially reduced the number of brochures we hold in the office, restricting them to the ones we use and recommend the most. Even if they are out of date we try and use them, if not they are recycled or donated to local schools.
CLOTHING & UNIFORMS
In 2019 we decided to drop the use of uniforms, which was both wasteful and difficult to maintain. Instead, we wear our own clothes, sourced as sustainably as possible – and where possible any clothes we no longer wear are given to charity.
We practice what we preach, and travel as lightly as possible. On short trips, just a small bag and selective packing on longer trips. It’s best to work out what you’re going to wear, and exactly what you need before travelling.
Since we moved to our new office, we have improved the recycling system within the building, and as well as reducing the overall amount of paper we consume, what we do produce we recycle.