HRML as a Green Company
Whilst we are a small HR & Employment Law specialist company and as such will have a minor impact on the environment in the form of pollution, we firmly believe that all businesses should be committed to working more sustainably to create an overall success. Importantly, by addressing these impacts on the environment in which we live will give rise to the reduction of CO2 emissions. HRML will seek to minimise pollution where ever possible and will continually look at ways to improve and upgrade each of our initiatives. All our HR consultants will value sustainability in the workplace.
We have carried out an environmental review on the company with support from an external consultant to examine the ways in which we undertake our day to day business activities and as a consequence have adopted certain working practices as follows:
We scrutinise the utility bills for savings which can mean reducing the time the central heating is on in the office, turning off some lights when areas are not used and managing better the use of water. Whilst this will save money for the company it will also reduce our impact on the use of raw resources.
Transport is a challenging area to make savings because the majority of our work is locally based in Gloucestershire but we will always car share where possible. We will offer to pick up our visitors from the railway or bus station. Where we hold Human Resource seminars and training at our office we will ask that car sharing is underataken. We regularly use a conference phone.
Paper is now either collected in recycling trays or re-circulated where top copies are not required. We shall monitor the amount of paper and cartridges we purchase each 6 months to assess the volume. We have also recently purchased both a Xerox duplex printer which uses wax blocks rather than print cartridges to avoid waste and to reduce the amount of paper we use. We do however undertake most of our work electronically.
Other measures we will endeavour to take are:
- Tea and coffee will be Fair Trade purchases.
- All HR conference meals will be planned to avoid wastage. We will use reusable crockery which we will wash with only eco-friendly washing-up liquids.
- We have stopped ‘junk’ faxes through the telephone company.
- We will only send out paperless Christmas cards, and we will make a donation to charity.
- We also feed the ducks in the pond immediately outside our offices with our left over lunches.
Although we are a small company, we believe we can really make a difference through spreading the word to other businesses similar to our own. Personnel consultancy is for helping other businesses achieve the best out of their workforces which can also include the investment to be made through more sustainable working practices.