Concern for the environment has become a major issue, particularly the impact of how we live our lives on the world around us. Every time we switch on the heating or travel somewhere we are adding CO2 to the atmosphere and many people are now realising that they can do something to reduce their impact on a very personal level. As a result, and in response to suggestions from many of our customers, we have been looking at ways in which we can all help.
Reducing our impact
To reduce greenhouse gas emissions like CO2 and prevent further damage to our environment it is possible to 'offset' the effects of travel particularly when we fly. Carbon Offsetting means donating money to projects specifically set up with the aim of reducing the level of CO2 in the atmosphere thus making your travel 'carbon neutral'.
Typical projects include:
- Renewable energy sources - replaces non renewable fuel such as coal and oil.
- Energy efficiency - reduces the amount of fuel needed.
To demonstrate our commitment, we pledge to offset the carbon emissions of flights for our staff when researching and planning our holidays.
Furthermore as a responsible company we have taken steps to minimise our pollution and energy loss and conserve natural resources wherever possible. We recycle as much as possible (paper, cans and many other items), use the latest technology to ensure that we are energy efficient and encourage staff to minimise electricity and other fuel consumption wherever possible.
WWe are also pleased to work in partnership with print and paper companies who have clear environmental policies in place. Our key suppliers either hold, or are working towards, ISO 14001 accreditation, an international standard for controlling and improving environmental performance. Furthermore our paper supplier is committed to sourcing materials that originate from well-managed forests with credible and audited certification standards.
If you would like to offset your CO2 emissions we suggest using our preferred partner Climate Care. To calculate the impact of your holiday, use the calculator on their website www.climatecare.org. Your payment, which is of course entirely voluntary, may be much less than you think. For example for one person's return flight to Europe the cost would be around £5, for North America between £13 and £25 and for other destinations between £8 and £49.