OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Tree saplingAs a responsible business, we understand the importance of reducing our impact on the environment, as well as our duty to improve the communities we operate in. That is why we actively seek good causes to help and why all of our operating processes are tailored to minimise our environmental footprint.

A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.
Greek proverb

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

With the world's resources under increasing pressure it is important that all businesses conduct themselves in a way that minimises their impact on the environment and on society. Being "green" is about more than simply the products that one sells, it is also about the way that we all do business, how and where you source your products & supplies, the packaging, and also the deliveries.

Because the use of transport is known to be one of the biggest contributors towards climate change it is important for any company involved in the movement of goods to show that this is one area that they have taken action in to minimise the environmental impact of their business.

At Interex, we take these responsibilities seriously and strive to incorporate environmental policies throughout all our business activities; some examples about how we do this are shown below.

REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

We have made improvements to our offices and warehouse and worked with suppliers to reduce the number of delivery vehicles. Below are more ways we are reducing our carbon footprint:

  • Installed low energy high efficiency heating
  • Added additional roof insulation
  • Installed heavy duty clear curtaining at the warehouse doors
  • Installed motion detecting light switches
  • Replaced all office lighting with low energy light panels and bulbs
  • All electrical equipment is switched fully off when not in use
  • Electricity use is electronically monitored
  • Reduced daily deliveries from many suppliers by consolidating orders which are delivered weekly or bi-weekly

REDUCE, RE-USE OR RECYCLE

  • We shred all wastepaper and cardboard to make packing materials
  • Our staff bring in their used cardboard, newspapers, magazines and polystyrene from home which we shred and then use.
  • All pallets are re-used or recycled - where this is not possible they are used by local residents for garden projects or firewood.
  • Glass, plastics, toner & ink cartridges and batteries are recycled externally.
  • We use an internal document management system meaning that we only print when it is absolutely essential - on those rare occasions that we do print all of our printing is double sided.

CHARITABLE COMMITMENT

At Interex, we always aim to contribute positively to our local community. As well as encouraging our colleagues to engage in volunteering projects, we also regularly support the fundraising efforts of individual team members participating in marathons, bike rides and other challenges.

The company also supports local charities that are close to the hearts of our team members. Keep an eye on our social media pages for more information on our continued charitable contributions.

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