Ringley: working for a sustainable office environment
Here at the Ringley Group, we believe that is our duty to help improve and protect the environment whenever possible. We are committed to being a 'green' business and genuinely care about our carbon credentials. Ringley has already met the Renewable Energy Certification System Standards, and since 2011 has fully offset its carbon emissions.
At the end of 2011,Ringley?s overall carbon footprint was 2.305 tons per person - that?s three times lower than most other similarly sized businesses (6.9 tons) ? and we aim to keep it that way. In 2012, Ringley supported the London Olympics by planting 122 trees in Olympic Park. So not only are we working hard to make out own business sustainable but we are determined to do our part to make our city a greener place.
Caring for our environment is one of our in-house priorities
Ringley has a strict policy when it comes to waste recycling. Paper waste is carefully sorted into two different kinds of bins. We use white ones for regular black and white paper and blue bins for coloured waste. Once the bins are full, the paper is bagged up and delivered to a specialist waste recycling company once a week. The same is done with cardboard. One employee in the company is entrusted with the task of making sure this environmental rule is respected and seeing to it that the paper and cardboard are sent for recycling. Taking this one step further, the paper used in the company is all recycled.
In addition, we try to maintain a paperless office as much as possible. Everything we do at Ringley is computerised to avoid paper waste and protect the environment. Our IT team regularly repairs the hardware we use so our equipment does not have to be thrown away if it stops working. And all of the electronic devices bought by Ringley are carefully selected according to their environmental features and ecological footprints.
We continue to commit to our Corporate Social Responsibility pledge by behaving ethically and contributing to economic development,while working hard to improve the quality of life of our workforce as well as that of the local community, our local environment and society at large.
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring
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