Here at The Consortium we are very keen to promote environmental awareness, conservation and sustainable business. We are continually working to make our own business activities less damaging to the environment by regularly monitoring, assessing and improving our working practices with the environment at the front of our minds. We are also keen to help our customers do the same by offering recycled and eco-friendly products and encouraging good working practices that conserve the earths' limited resources and help minimise carbon emissions, among other things.
The Consortium visits eco-friendly schools
The Consortium visited Holt VC Primary School and Somervale Secondary School, two eco-friendly schools that have been
recognized for the efforts to be green. We've posted up some pictures and details on the visits here:
Full stories and pictures can be found in the Streams Magazine 'eco-edition', which you can download online.
We believe our business is truly different. The values we apply to the way we do things and the people we recruit mean that we can deliver on our ambitious corporate social responsibility agenda in genuinely practical ways. We are committed to improving quality of life by understanding the impact we make on society, both directly and indirectly, and seeking to manage that impact in a responsible manner.
Reducing delivery waste
In a further attempt to be more environmentally friendly, as well as offer improved delivery services to customers, The Consortium switched from a bespoke delivery fleet to a shared user network. This results in a reduction in the number of lorry journeys as vehicles can carry parcels from several different companies at once and on both outward and return journeys.
Environmental Management System ISO Standard
We are happy to have been awarded ISO 14001:2004, Environmental Management System British Standard meaning we are certified as a business that takes into account the nature, scale and environmental impact of activities products and services.
In an address to The World Economic Forum on 31 January 1999, United Nation Secretary-General Kofi Annan challenged business leaders to join an international initiative – the Global Compact – that would bring companies together with UN agencies, labour and civil society to support nine (now ten) principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption.
Stay updated and get involved with our new blog
If you're interested in staying updated with everything we're trying to do to reduce our impact on the environment check out our new blog called Go Green. We need our customers and other stakeholders to contribute to the blog so get involved today.
Go Green | About Go Green | Get involved
Ways you can be more eco-friendly with The Consortium
We've put together a few simple initiatives that can help us work more environmentally friendly together. If you are interested in being more eco-friendly everyday, check out our eco-friendly page.