World Environment Day
Today is World Environment Day and we're taking the time to reflect on Emperor's approach to becoming a greener, more sustainable company.
As a responsible company, we know that we need to do all we can to reduce our impact on the environment and help address some of the big issues that the world is currently facing.
Last year, we launched Our Pledges, a series of commitments that we think are important – to us, to individual employees and the business as a whole.
Relevant today is our We care for the environment pledge and it’s through this that Emperor’s Green Team was created.
The Green Team work towards pinpointing the key areas in which Emperor can make a clear and noticeable difference. By conducting an employee survey there was no denying that, as a company, we wanted to change our current everyday habits to reflect key sustainability trends, and in particular reduce paper use and improve recycling.
Here are a few things that we’ve done at Emperor this year to become a greener and more sustainable company:
We used this year's World Earth Day to launch our #beNelson campaign - an initiative to cut our paper use in half by 2020, which equates to 50m, the height of Nelson’s Column. This is supported by a new internal print tracking system, and defaulting duplex printing to all employees machines.
A reusable Ecoffee Cup was offered to all employees in exchange for a small donation to the Emperor Foundation, joining the #stopthe100billion social media campaign.
Founder and Director at The Plastic Tide, Peter Kohler spoke to us about how the company is working to prevent plastic pollution and marine litter around the world. This led us to organise river and beach clean ups a part of Emperor’s volunteering days.
Introducing more accessible recycling bins, and less general waste bins to encourage recycling as much as possible.
Find out more about Our Pledges.