In the Workplace
Within our workspace we encourage staff to adopt sustainable methods and practises to achieve our sustainability targets.
Bramblecrest’s mission is to be a ‘zero-to-landfill’ company. This means all our waste streams are disposed of in the most responsible and sustainable manner.
We are actively reducing the use of paper wherever possible. We use paperless methods of sending invoices and quotes and switching to electronic brochures has saved tonnes of paper.
We recycle equipment that is no longer of use to the company. For example, passing on electrical items such as old computers and printers to those that need them or where component parts can be recycled.
We keep energy usage low by using energy-saving lightbulbs and ensuring that all electrical equipment is shut down properly at the end of each working day. 80% of our warehouse lighting is LED and on movement sensors so is only on when the area is being used. We’re looking to increase the amount of energy efficient lights around our site.
We reuse wastepaper from printers where possible, making use of the blank sides and reducing fresh paper costs.
We purchase products with a lower environmental impact. For example, paper towels instead of using electric hand dryers and environmentally safe soap.
We avoid unnecessary travel by making use of instant messaging, video and audio conferencing, and options to work from home.
We have a fleet of battery powered forklift and reach trucks – better for the environment and no harmful pollutants released into the air so a better and healthier working environment for our staff.
We’re looking to implement a fleet of electric delivery vehicles as well as introduce a fleet of electric cars. For deliveries that don’t require us to carry them out ourselves, we look to appoint a partner company that is also environmentally aware.