Our Commitment to the Environment

Energy saving

71

71%

Approximate electricity reduction in Valpak offices between 2010 and 2021

183819

183819kWh

Since installing solar panels we have generated enough energy to power all Valpak laptops for 8.1 years!

37

37%

Saving achieved by installing 218 energy efficient LED fittings in Valpak offices in 2017

16

16%

Estimated annual saving (reducing from 240v to 220v) since installation of voltage optimiser

13

13%

Energy consumed which was generated by our own solar panels since installation

 Waste management

We are focusing on waste reduction, reuse and recycling activities at our offices, allowing us to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill in a variety of ways, including:

 

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Majority of food waste goes through onsite wormeries and compost heaps

 

We have removed litter bins from under desks to encourage recycling

 

We auction (for employee nominated Charity) old electrical equipment

 

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Provide receptacles to collect used batteries and waste electricals / electronics Staff provided with reusable coffee cups, which they can also use while out and about Signed up to recycling programmes for empty crisp packets and used coffee pods

 Carbon management

 

 

Annually we conduct an audit of employee commuting habits to measure our carbon footprint and offset it. Employees car share, walk, cycle and work from home

 

Our objective is to have a fleet of company vehicles with CO₂ below 100g/km. Good progress towards this is being made as vehicle technology improves

 

Purchase carbon offsets to balance out our carbon footprint. The projects we have invested in can be found here and here.

 

Offer a number of webinars, that cover all services, so members and staff don’t have to travel

 

 

 

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Ten committed members of Valpak staff take the reins on improvements around our office in 3 key areas:

  1. Waste
  2. Energy
  3. Travel

The team has come up with a range of environmental initiatives, including “Waste-free Wednesdays“, and continues to think of ideas that can help not only Valpak but all staff to reduce their impact on the environment.

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SPEAR stands for Sustainable, Purpose, Engaging, Action, Relevant.

Valpak’s SPEAR team was set up in 2021 and is made up of volunteer members of staff who have a particular interest in furthering sustainability initiatives within the Valpak offices.

The SPEAR team have to apply to join, so it a way of bringing together people with different specialities and environmental interests. SPEAR embeds our purpose, mission, vision and values into everyday life, and has already proved a galvanising force for change in the company.

SPEAR coordinates events and actions for staff throughout the business. For example, staff members are able to take a paid Volunteer Day each year.

We are committed to environmental sustainability and take continuous steps to improve our performance and impact on the environment. This gives our customers confidence knowing that they are working with a responsible business.

Steve Gough CEO, Valpak

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Download our Environment Policy

We are certified to ISO 14001 and have a robust Environmental Policy.

Having ISO 14001 and PAS 2060, along with other initiatives, means that we have a robust framework in place to monitor our environmental performance and impact, and allows us to demonstrate that we are committed to a process of continuous improvement.