At Building Profiles we have made sustainability and the environmental impact of trading a priority this year, firstly we have engaged with our suppliers over the supply chain and manufacturing of the products we buy from them and will continue to push for more environmentally friendly materials and processes to be used.
As a product distributor we have made the decision to bulk order stock where possible to cut down on heavy goods vehicles travelling to our warehouse, we have also begun forecasting stock movements with our customers to cut down on frequency of deliveries leaving our premises in vans/HGV’s.
Some other steps we’ve taken this year are as follows :
- Upgrading traditional warehouse lighting to energy-efficient LED lights with motion sensors that shut them off when unnecessary.
- Insulating our office building and upgrading our heating system to more energy efficient radiators
- Moving towards ‘paperless office’ processes
- Beginning to move our company car fleet to EV’s
Photo by Guillaume de Germain @ Upsplash