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Red Occasions Works to Long-Term Sustainable Goals
For our business, sustainability is all about meeting our needs as a business right now, without compromising the potential for the next generation. In order to achieve this, we are committed to a range of actions that contribute to our long-term goals of:
- Lowering energy usage
- Cutting emissions
- Minimising waste
- Reducing our carbon footprint
As a business, we’re working to improve our sustainability and reduce our impact on the planet – all while meeting the needs of our clients and achieving our business goals.
Lowering our Energy Use in the Workplace
Our new warehouse carries a commercial Energy Performance Certificate, Grade A. This means that it’s operation emits minimal levels of CO2 into the atmosphere. We have Solar panels fitted to our roof generating energy and reducing our energy usage, and we have fitted PIR sensors and timers to ensure that our lights switch off automatically when they’re not in use. We’ve also switched our energy supplier to Octopus; a supplier of 100% renewable energy.
Minimising Vehicle Emissions
The use of work vehicles is unavoidable for our business. Therefore, we ensure that all our company vans adhere to Euro 6 emissions standards. This is the most recent regulation to reduce levels of harmful car and van exhaust emissions. Our employees are encouraged to cycle, or use public transport to and from work, wherever possible.
Reducing Business Waste
Key to reducing waste is understanding where it comes from. The Red Occasions team carry out regular audits on the waste we produce which allows us to minimise non-recyclable packaging/materials wherever possible. All cardboard is recycled and paper products are kept to a minimum. Used batteries are collected, rather then being sent to landfill, so that the plastic and metal can be recycled.
Offsetting Our Carbon Footprint
Red Occasions partners with the Ecologi collective in order to invest in projects that remove more greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere than our carbon footprint creates. Ecologi helps us to calculate the emissions created by our team’s personal and professional lives. These are then offset by our funding of tree planting and carbon reduction projects around the globe. Through Ecologi collective, we proudly offset our carbon emissions every month.
We know we must do more, and we’re always striving to improve our sustainability and have a positive impact on the planet we call home.