Corporate Social Responsibility is woven into the way we conduct business because we believe in sustainability and in operating in a world that will be better tomorrow than it is today.
Our trading practices are structured in a way that is sustainable, particularly in regards to recycling and asset disposal, which is a big part of the way we do business. We apply a 0% to landfill policy with all the assets we dispose for our customers and take other measures to ensure our approach is as green as we can make it.
Through our Re-Fresh programme, we dispose of our customers' no-longer-needed furniture and IT equipment in the most environmentally friendly way possible by recycling, refurbishment and re-sale or charitable donation, which guarantees the best possible outcome for both our customers and the environment.
We also take strides to support the communities in which we operate by offering our services free of charge whenever they’re required by local charities.
For the last five years we have been awarded with The Planet Mark sustainability certificate, which is provided by Planet First in partnership with the Eden Project. This certification is only awarded to companies who have passed a rigorous assessment of business activity and involvement in the community. It is a tangible demonstration of our commitment to reducing energy, water and fuel consumption and associated carbon emissions.
During 2016-17 our Planet Mark certification was calculated on a carbon footprint measurement of 1,509 tCO2e or 4.4 tCO2e per employee which surpassed our 5% reduction goal from the previous year by an added 1.8%.
The Planet Mark is an international certification for businesses which demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability. Overall, we achieved a 19.3% carbon reduction per employee from 2016-2017.