The activities that we undertake have a wider impact on the environment. The main measure that we use to assess our environmental impact is greenhouse gas emissions. We recognise the need to support our customers in managing a sustainable business. We work with our suppliers to make a fleet available to our customers comprised entirely of modern vehicles, achieving the highest levels of exhaust emission standards. A number of initiatives have been introduced during the year to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. These include:
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Widening the roll out of LED lighting following a successful trial in one geographical area;
Trialling heating controls to reduce energy usage; and
Continuing to increase diversion rates from landfill.
A new e-contracting system reduces paper usage and cuts down journeys to exchange contracts; and
An increase in the number of electric and hybrid vehicles on the fleet contributing towards emissions reductions.
Our dedication to robust environmental principles, policies and procedures has meant that we have maintained ISO 14001 accreditation in both the UK and Spain.