Dynamic Office Solutions has implemented an initiative that will see it committing to actions that will reflect the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, a decade ahead of the UK government’s own deadline.
Dynamic will be investing £1m over the next 20 years in the fight to reduce the effect of its own operations on the climate to net-zero by 2040.
The plan involves every facet of its business from packaging, reducing carbon emissions, product components, healthy living initiatives, food waste, plastic usage, energy conservation, water-saving, biodiversity and healthy/sustainable living.
David Orr, Dynamic’s Head of Strategy said, “we are hoping our customers will join in the journey that is critical to our children and future generations. Nobody is saying it will be easy – but failure is not an option. The prize is too important to ignore.”
Dynamic has already made a start in 2020 by moving furniture packaging to polystyrene free solutions and progressing plans to reduce it to zero.
The transport and sales fleet now also features several eco-friendly hybrid vehicles as well as some low emission models. In addition, all Dynamic transport’s impact on the climate is being tackled with its active participation in a carbon offset programme that will render all logistics movements carbon neutral.
David added, “it is the start of a long journey. But from Day One we are making a positive impact on the environment we all share. Our Environmental Champions have been appointed and will be vigilant; ensuring everyone joins the battle and Dynamic remains clearly focused on doing the right thing.”
Smaller measures for the company include spring water dispensers and single-use cups being removed and replaced with filtered water fountains around its buildings. All staff have also been equipped with repeat use water bottles they can fill from these.
Dynamic is formalising a paperless policy. Already warehouses and offices have new recycling zones where paper, glass, plastics and metals are segregated and recycled. Its initial goal is to reduce landfill waste by 15 per cent in the first six months and achieve a further 35 per cent saving by year three.
Low energy LED lighting is also being introduced into all locations as part of an ongoing energy reduction programme.
Dynamic’s customer and vendor facing employees will be taking part in a planned reduction in travel either by car or air. There is a strategy to use video conferencing and other online techniques to help dramatically reduce its negative carbon footprint effect on road and air travel. If face-to-face is essential employees will be focused on travel by rail as a primary consideration.