Environmental Policy

Blooberry Design Ltd believe that we have a responsibility to care for and protect the environment in which we operate. We are fully committed to improving environmental performance across all of our business activities, and will encourage our business partners, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.

KEY AREAS

Blooberry Design Ltd recognises our key impacts to be in the areas of:

  • energy use
  • waste generation
  • water use
  • transport
  • procurement

Policy aims

We will strive to:

  • Adopt the highest environmental standards in all areas of operation, meeting and exceeding all relevant legislative requirements.
  • Assess our organisational activities and identify areas where we can minimise impacts.
  • Minimise waste through careful and efficient use of all materials and energy.
  • Purchase sustainable products wherever feasible (e.g. recycled, FSC or low environmental impact products and energy from renewable sources).
  • Train employees in good environmental practice and encourage employee involvement in environmental action.
  • Reduce risks from environmental, health or safety hazards for employees and others in the vicinity of our operations.
  • Adopt an environmentally sound transport strategy.
  • Aim to include environmental and ethical considerations in investment decisions where appropriate.
  • Assist in developing solutions to environmental problems.
  • Continually assess the environmental impact of all our operations.

Paper

We will use electronic means as our first preference for all communication including artwork commissioning and deliveries of proofs and source files.

  • We will minimise the use of paper in the office and print double sided where printing is necessary.
  • We will reduce packaging as much as possible and recycle or reuse any delivered packaging.
  • We will seek to buy recycled and recyclable paper products.
  • We will reuse all paper where possible.

Office supplies

  • We will evaluate the environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase.
  • We will favour environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible.
  • We will reuse and recycle as much as possible.

Energy & water

  • We will seek to reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible.
  • Lights and electrical equipment will be switched off when not in use.
  • Internal office lighting is controlled automatically to switch off when no movement is detected within four minutes.
  • Heating will be adjusted with energy consumption in mind.
  • The energy consumption and efficiency of new products will be taken into account when purchasing.

Maintenance & cleaning

  • Cleaning materials used will be environmentally friendly.
  • Materials used in office refurbishment will be as environmen endly as possible.
  • We will only use licenced and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste.

Transportation

  • We will promote the use of travel alternatives such as email or video / phone conferencing.
  • Where travel is deemed necessary, we will endeavour to make use of the most environmentally friendly option.
  • When it is necessary to travel to meetings, we will endeavour to arrange several meetings over one day to avoid multiple trips.

Staff engagement

  • We will involve staff in the implementation of this policy for greater commitment and improved performance.
  • We will review this policy at least once per year.
  • We will provide staff with relevant environmental training through their Employee Handbook.
  • We will use local suppliers, labour and materials where available to reduce our carbon output and help the community.

Health & wellbeing

We are very lucky to be surrounded by open countryside and have recently partnered with Natural Netwalking to promote walking as a new active alternative to traditional indoor business networking. Some of the benefits of netwalking:

  • Time away from our desks, out in the open air walking with colleagues and like-minded business people.
  • One to one conversations generate real interest and minimise information overload.
  • Walking improves thinking, listening and idea generation. It helps to increase our creativity and helps us to tackle problems.
  • Walking improves our health and well-being acting as a natural anti-depressant.
  • Walking can improve our posture, as much of our working days are spent sitting at a desk.
  • Blooberry staff are encouraged to walk every day for our physical and mental wellbeing.