Bilby Marketing Green Policy
As an individual working from my home office, I am in the perfect position to keep my carbon emissions to a reasonable limit and keep my personal impact on the planet as low as possible.
I am keen to implement green policies in every area of my working life and so far I can offer the following as support to my claims of eco-friendliness:
- Reduced car usage – I am only 20 mins walk from the centre of Exeter
- Coffee, milk, sugar, lunch, etc. sourced mainly from Sainsburys. In a recent Consumer Focus paper (Nov 09) called 'Green to the Core' Sainsburys came out on top of the major supermarkets. I buy Fairtrade and local products wherever possible. I was previously using Devon's Own, who were a local supermarket that delivered by van, but unfortunately due to the harsh economic climate and a tendency for people to cut back on their food budgets during these times, they were forced to close at the end of 2009.
- Recycled stationery sourced from www.thegreenoffice.co.uk
- Recycled Paper in my printer - I try not to use this if I can help it!
- Business Cards printed on FSC sourced stock
- Recycling of all business and household waste - Devon has a reputation for being a county with top recycling credentials so this isn't difficult
- Use of low-energy lightbulbs wherever possible
- Localised heating - only the small room in which I work is heated during the winter months
- Building loft insulation made from recycled plastic
- Windows are A rated, double-glazed, wood framed and sourced from Everest, apparently the most eco-friendly windows you can buy
- Electricity supplied by Good Energy www.goodenergy.co.uk
Being a green business is just what I personally wish to achieve. I do not want to be an eco-bore that pushes potential clients to run screaming from my service offerings. As a sole, Exeter-based marketing consultant and business aid, I wish to support the local community and hopefully reduce my impact on the planet in one fell swoop.