Living, breathing, working
Zero Above are a sustainable design and marketing agency based in Alphamstone, Suffolk run by Partners in the business who are committed to leading the industry in minimising the impact of its activities on the environment.
We have already made significant steps towards being a green business, have reduced our carbon footprint significantly and won several awards – and as such our policy is aimed at continuing to maintain our high standards and seek to continually improve the reduction of our carbon by 1% year on year.
How we work and live is important to us and this Environmental Policy is the way in which will monitor and adapt our ways of working.
The key points of its strategy and commitment to achieve this are:
- Consideration of reducing our environmental impact in all work we carry out.
- Compliance with relevant environmental legislation.
- Maintaining an Energy Policy, designed to continuously monitor and reduce the use of energy throughout all areas of the business.
- Reducing the generation of all waste materials and to minimise the use of landfill. We shall recycle as much as possible.
- Developing, changing and improving our processes and services to continuously decrease their environmental impact.
- Reducing our CO2 impact. Each partner will commit to work from home one day a week in what we call a "Green Day'.
- Ensuring our work is managed through a sophisticated online system, which allows us to work from home and to reduce the amount of paper we use.
- We will offset our excess CO2 with an offsetting scheme, this year with the Woodland Trust.
- Ongoing we will have annual reviews regarding energy and waste and quarterly review regarding our business production methods.
- We always considering the environmental impacts and credentials of suppliers in procuring all services and products including local sourcing where possible.
- We’re a close-knit team and we’re dedicated to working with our environmental impact in mind, all day, every day.
This Environmental Policy will be reviewed, as a whole, yearly and this version will be updated if necessary in July 2013.