1. General Aims
We will always endeavour not only to comply with all relevant regulatory requirements but to exceed them. This isn’t just a tick-box exercise for us!
To ensure we are doing as well as possible, we will continually monitor our environmental performance and impacts and seek to improve however we can.
We don’t print anything unless absolutely necessary. Even if a client asks us to print something, we will ask them if it is definitely required before doing so. Whenever possible, we buy FSC certified paper products and recycled > recyclable versions of goods.
We strive to be as energy-efficient as possible, which includes always switching off lights and equipment when not in use and adjusting the heating with energy consumption in mind. Furthermore, we always consider the energy consumption and energy efficiency of any new electrical equipment we need to purchase. Finally, we purchase our energy from Bulb, the UK’s biggest provider of renewable electricity from solar, wind and hydro.
4. Office Supplies & General Purchasing
All environmental and social factors are taken into consideration with regards to the purchasing of office supplies and other equipment. If we can rent or borrow a piece of equipment instead of buying a new item, we will. We seek to always buy from reputable, sustainable suppliers of goods, such as B Corporations. And we always evaluate the ethical labour practices of our purchases by checking for slave labour statements, etc.
5. Travel & Transport
No rockets in sight! (Well, not yet anyway!). At Green Gorilla, we only travel when absolutely necessary, and that is nearly always using public transport and bicycles. But thanks to our online approach to the way we deliver our services, travel is kept to an absolute minimum. We always try to have phone calls or video calls instead of in-person meetings, and our core service lines are fully online courses and programmes.
6. Monitoring & Improvement
In our endeavours to continually improve and exceed all regulatory requirements, we will:
• Constantly monitor our environmental performance
• Continually seek to reduce our environmental impacts
• Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions
• Increase employee and contractor environmental awareness through training
• Review our Environmental Policy on a monthly basis
• Involve all of our staff in the reviewing and implementation of the policy
Once again, you can read our Environmental Policy in detail here.