Recently environmental impact has made the headlines on a regular basis. More people are becoming aware of how modern life is impacting the natural world and that natural resources are being used at an unsustainable rate. At Preservation Treatments we are committed to reducing our environmental impact and we are using a variety of methods to continuously improve how we work.
We have an Environmental Management System in place and have ISO 14001 accreditation. This means that we continuously try to reduce our waste and reduce the resources we use. Where possible we try to get employees to van share and arrange Surveyors’ appointments so that they travel as little as possible between Surveys. Where possible we use local companies to provide services and we closely monitor our water and electricity usage.
So, what have we done recently to improve how we operate?
- We have recently encouraged staff to use reusable coffee cups and water bottles rather than single use products. 100% of office staff have now stopped using single use plastic water bottles.
- Although we try not to waste any of our Cavity Drain Membrane we do have offcuts. We have now upsized our recycling bin and we recycle all of our offcuts.
- 100% of waste glass, batteries, and plastics, cardboard and printer cartridges are recycled.
- In June we took part in the Wildlife Trusts’ ‘30 Day Wild Campaign’ as a business in order to raise awareness of the natural world. We encouraged staff to think about wildlife in the surrounding area and this also raised awareness of our environmental impact throughout the team.
- We are using less paper and we have encouraged all staff to think before they print, and team members are printing double sided where they can.
Although we do have to use vans to transport our teams to work, we monitor our van mileage and fuel consumption and ensure that we carry out regular servicing to ensure our fleet are running in as environmentally friendly a way as possible.