We believe it's important for us to be a sustainable society and considerate of environmental issues. Our members and colleagues tell us they think this too.
So we’ve set ourselves some challenging goals that will allow us to minimise our impact on the environment in the here and now, so we can focus on developing our long term environmental strategy.
What we're doing right now
Our recycling goes well beyond bottles, cans and paper. We regularly donate office equipment we no longer need to schools, community groups and charities.
We’ve also installed energy efficient LED lighting in all our branches and tap water sensors at our head office to conserve water.
When our computers aren’t in use, they shut themselves down, helping us to reduce energy consumption and CO2 output. We’ve installed four electric 21kWh fast vehicle charging stations at our head office. We also have two electric cars in our fleet of pool cars for colleagues to use.
We’re taking action in a variety of areas that will help us become more environmentally friendly in the future. Top of the agenda are single-use plastics, ease of recycling, renewable energy, reducing our carbon footprint and going paperless.