We make every effort to improve processes and procedures to reduce our total level of waste and energy usage. This includes taking into consideration environmental factors when sourcing new suppliers, ensuring our offices are fitted with motion sensor lighting throughout, and providing recycling bins on every floor as standard.
We're also thinking through every element of our daily lives. This ranges from the very small actions, such as removing all single use plastic cutlery from our tea points and favouring more sustainable glasses, to the larger ones. All of our computers are leased and, as the warranty expires, the equipment is refurbished and put back into circulation as part of the 2nd Life IT offering, elongating the useful life of technology assets, decreasing carbon footprint, and ultimately reducing unnecessary electronic waste.
This also translates into the way we behave. Agile working practices help reduce our energy uptake, and we're working on the design of our document templates to reduce the number of pages we print.
So it's not just all talk. We are formalising these efforts through working towards achieving ISO 14001 accreditation for our environmental management system.