HC Slingsby lead the way

Winner of the Environmental Award at the Raising the Bar awards 2013.

HC Slingsby are local leaders in having a low energy business. After a relocation of Head Office to Shipley in 2007, HC Slingsby implemented multiple business improvement strategies. Amongst these was the desire to be as efficient as possible to control overheads, in particular energy and waste costs.

Slingsby’s environmental efforts are primarily divided into three main elements: Energy Management, Waste Management and formalisation of the overall Environmental Management System. Each element being monitored by the directors at monthly board meetings as well as being fully reviewed annually, when objectives are determined and targets set.

The business have adopted a ‘keep it simple’ approach to energy efficiency. Labels on lights and recycling points make measures visible and regular emails and reminders keeps everyone on the ball. Slingsbys cite suggestions from their own staff and good staff training as being really useful avenues for developing green initiatives.

Overall Impact

 The level of employee commitment and involvement in our energy and waste management initiatives can be clearly seen in the sustained reductions achieved over past five years:

Energy Management

2007

2011

CO2e (tonne)GHG Scope 1 & 2

615.24

510.64

17% carbon footprint reduction

Waste Management

2007

2011

Non recyclable waste (cu.m)

351

90

74% reduction

Water Management

2007

2011

Water consumption (cu.m)

1075

730

32% reduction

 

2013

In 2013 HC Slingsby have continued their hard work towards protecting their environment. As well as maintaining their low level energy use in the office, they also donate redundant but working IT equipment to the Chrysalis Youth Project. This IT equipment is then refurbished and  re-sold or donated to local good causes.

Slingsby have started numerous initiatives focusing on energy and waste so as to reduce their overall carbon footprint and have given time and expertise to local education initiatives. They also support two charities with activities such as cake sales, dress-down days, raffles and a sponsored cycle ride.

find out here the other activities that Slingsby undertakes.

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