Our home is an eco-office and we have a specific renewables division: @RNNGreen.
We’re passionate about playing our role in creating a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly future for everyone, and we practice what we preach.
Today, on World Environment Day, we’re making our pledge to become one of the UK and Ireland’s first carbon neutral PR & communications companies.
We’ve already started our journey by going paperless where possible, reducing our usage of single-use plastics and recycling however today, we’re going one step further….
To offset our carbon emissions, we’ve purchased new trees to be planted in Northern Ireland, funding an equivalent carbon dioxide saving, as verified by Carbon Footprint Ltd.
Through photosynthesis, trees absorb carbon dioxide to produce oxygen and wood; and the trees that we’ve funded are native broad leaf species so will help to preserve the UK’s environment and biodiversity.
In 12 months’ time, our aim is to be completely carbon neutral.
So today, on World Environment Day, how can you make small changes that will lead to the greater good?
Here are some easy ideas which are not costly, but which recognise that we can all make a difference if we make an effort:
1 - Brief your staff
Make sure that all new employees are advised on the steps that they can take to help reduce their carbon footprint
11 - Flexible working
By encouraging flexible working and working from home, you can help to cut car travel and unnecessary travel. Encourage employees to use public transport, to car share or to cycle when they do travel to work. Maybe set up schemes that encourage them to do this.
111 - Think before you print
Dual screen computers cut down the need for documents to be printed. Make sure that your employees understand about the environmental impact of printing in colour as compared to printing in grey-scale and limit colour printing as much as possible.
1v - Make supply chains sustainable
Make sure that your internal and external supply chains demonstrate sustainability. Do your suppliers have environmental credentials? Many businesses now work hard to ensure that their supply chains demonstrate green credentials. This means that it is more important than ever to have a strong environmental policy as part of your bid for contracts. If you can demonstrate your green credentials, you could have a better chance of winning the business.
v - Recycling
Install recycle bins – it’s that simple!
And one more that we LOVE – Search to Give.
At RNN Comms we have started to use a search engine called Ecosia – check it out: www.ecosia.org The site uses sponsored advertising to contribute money to planting millions of trees across the globe. WIN WIN!