Encourage all staff when travelling to work to walk, cycle or use public transport if possible.
When flying, wherever possible try to fly at the busiest times to maximise the efficiencies of fuel in use on any given flight.
Where company or rental vehicles are required, give a preference to electric, hybrid or diesel options (in that order).
Encourage our remote-based staff to meet via video and web conferencing to minimise travel requirements.
Purchase the right tool for the job – research before purchasing.
Purchase electronic versions of software online and download to reduce packaging and transportation costs.
Utilise VPN’s (virtual-private-networks) to support staff and partners in accessing company infrastructure from home.
Utilise VOIP (voice over ip) systems and instant messaging to maximise staff efficiency and minimise the costs associated with remote staff.
Where possible use energy-efficient hardware.
Utilise power saving options wherever possible on all hardware.
Maintain an awareness of the principals of waste minimisation.
Reuse all paper within the office as many times as possible.
Use double-side printing whenever possible.
Recycle all paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and printer toners.
Use water-saving devices on all taps and showerheads to reduce flow-rate.
Use a reticulated water system if possible where all showers, toilets and basins utilise water collected off the office roof from rainfall.
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