Our Company’s Environmental Impact & Carbon Footprint
During this uncertain time, we, like many, have time to reflect. We’re looking at how we work and the impact we have. Re-assessing. Improving.
Ready to come back stronger the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We’re already doing loads with the business in the community as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility. This got us thinking. Are we doing the best we can with the business itself? We are talking about The DM Lab’s environmental impact and carbon footprint.
As a result of the unusual, current circumstances, we’re able to take a minute for ourselves. Instead of getting into work and focusing immediately on the projects in hand, we can think about everything that goes into a working day at The DM Lab. There is always room for improvement, however we’re incredibly proud of the (low) impact we already have.
As we’re currently working remotely, we’re able to reflect and analyse what we’d be doing if we weren’t working from home.
We’ll break down why we believe this is here:
All our files and digital records are kept and backed up digitally. Anything that can be done online is kept online, meaning we rarely need to print anything off. Our accounting software Xero is great for this as we don’t need copies of everything taking up space being printed and stored. If we do, this is shredded and recycled. Any packaging that is recyclable is recycled. As and when we have it, our recycling is picked up by Hereford Pedicargo who save 1000’s of tonnes of waste from going to landfill every year.
Gas & Electricity
As part of our wellbeing in the workplace, we encourage (and do lead ourselves) an active lifestyle. We all keep fit one way or another. Part of this lifestyle is diet. Since the turn of the year we’ve changed up our keto lifestyles to lean toward a more plant-based diet. The reasons are our own but as a result of this lifestyle change – we are decreasing our carbon footprint by reducing the amount of meat we consume. We’re not preaching about veganism but it works for us and we are able to reduce our environmental impact because of this change.
We are only a small (micro) business, but we are taking responsible steps as we grow and evolve. Everyone has to contribute something and we do what we can and we are doing just that. We won’t change the world, but if you can change one (or several) things you can change yourselves and the world for the better.