Cutting Edge and the Environment
We are continually evaluating and assessing our environmental initiatives to help reduce pollution and waste, reduce our overall impact on the environment and conserve energy and natural resources.
This was reinforced when we switched on the photo-voltaic panels installed on our warehouse roof. The new panels generate electricity even on cloudy days and will further reduce our impact on the environment, adding to the significant measures we have taken in recent years to control and reduce our carbon footprint.
This is not the only investment we have made to become more environmentally friendly.
When we relocated to our current premises we installed a carbon friendly heating & ventilation system; cheaper systems were available but we decided that our green policy was a more important consideration. As a further measure the system shuts off automatically when we are closed, so we don't waste energy heating empty rooms. All our warehouse lighting is now supplied by low energy fittings too. This enables us to be "An approved carbon friendly company" with the Carbon Trust.
For over eight years we have also used recycled material for shipping the vast majority of goods you buy from us, with any cardboard we cannot reuse ourselves sent back for recycling. In common with many businesses we now also recycle stationery & printer cartridges and our staff are encouraged to separate all waste to minimise our contribution to landfill.
Our company car fleet has been renewed with a mixture of the most carbon efficient new diesel engine cars and super low emission hybrid vehicles. Additionally, we have also created a system to split the blades and handles of worn out knives so that they can both be recycled separately and effectively instead of becoming bulk trade waste.