Sustainability Statement

CanalPath Creative Ltd recognises that businesses can have a negative impact on the environment. We are committed, and enjoy, finding ways in which we can reduce the impact of our work both in the office and when work takes us away from the office.

Guiding principles

  • To comply with, and exceed where practicable, all applicable legislation, regulations and codes of practice.
  • To integrate sustainability considerations into all our business decisions.
  • To ensure that all staff are fully aware of our Sustainability Policy and are committed to implementing and improving it.
  • To minimise the impact on sustainability of all office and transportation activities.
  • To make clients and suppliers aware of our Sustainability Policy, and encourage them to adopt sound sustainable management practices.
  • To review, annually report, and to continually strive to improve our sustainability performance.

Practical steps in order to put these principles into practice

Travel and meetings

  • Walk, cycle and/or use public transport to attend meetings, site visits etc, apart from in exceptional circumstances where the alternatives are impractical and/or cost prohibitive.
  • Include the full costs of more sustainable forms of transport in our financial proposals, rather than the least cost option which may involve travelling by car or air.
  • Avoid physically travelling to meetings etc where alternatives are available and practical, such as using teleconferencing, video conferencing or web cams, and efficient timing of meetings to avoid multiple trips. These options are also often more time efficient, while not sacrificing the benefits of regular contact with clients and partners.
  • Use an emissions recording scheme for business travel to monitor our impact and offset the impact where possible.

Purchase of equipment and consumption of resources

  • Recycle as much waste material as possible
  • Avoid unnecessary use of paper wherever possible. For example, sending invoices and quotes via email.
  • Reuse waste paper (from the printer) where possible, making use of the blank side for notes, etc.
  • Purchase and specify for client work products made with recycled paper. For example, paper towels, printer paper
  • Purchase and specify for client work products with a lower environmental impact. For example environmentally safe soaps and detergents and advise against lamination where possible.
  • Avoid single use plastic, cups and other items whenever possible.
  • Recycling equipment that is no longer of use to the company. For example, giving away items such as computers and printers that we no longer use.
  • Keep energy usage low. For example, making use of low energy light bulbs and equipment throughout and ensuring that computers are shut down after work.
  • Office has already switched to an air source heat system.
  • Seek to purchase electricity from a supplier committed to renewable energy. Seek to maximize the proportion from renewable energy sources, whilst also supporting investment in new renewable energy schemes.
  • Purchase locally when possible and fair-trade and/or organic beverages.

Working practices and advice to clients

  • Undertake voluntary work with the local community and/or environmental organisations and make donations to seek to offset carbon emissions from our activities.
  • Advise clients on environmental impact of products and finishing techniques such as lamination.
  • Ensure that any associates that we employ take account of sustainability issues in their advice to clients.
  • Include a copy of our Sustainability Policy in all our proposals to clients.

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