Aspire Training Team have made a number of changes within the company to become more sustainable.
17 Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs)
What have we done so far…
Reducing energy usage and the consequent carbon footprint, Going Green is an ethos that runs through the business. Having introduced energy saving initiatives, recycling programmes and improved efficiencies, the environmental impact has been hugely reduced. Additional sustainable practices such as removing single use plastics, energy improvement installations, as well as simple changes (e.g. printer management), lead to an increased performance with reduced environmental impact.
Working directly with external suppliers and providers to monitor and collaborate. You can be assured, every area of the business is not only cared for but a business also caring for future generations to come.
- Making more use of occupancy and daylight sensors
- Changing light bulbs from fluorescent to LED
- Installing more time clocks and thermostats
- Fitting draught excluders to external doors and windows
- Encouragement from our colleagues to take up the Cycle To Work scheme
- Replacing outdated equipment with more energy efficient and cost effective equivalents
B Corporation (or B. Corp) are businesses that live the highest social and environmental standards for people and the planet. Aspire were assessed and audited against demanding standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. There are currently over 3,500 B. Corps in 150 industries and 70 countries across the globe and Aspire Training Team has become the first training provider in the UK to become a certified B. Corp business.
Find out more here.
Going Green Conference
Plants in the office
Plants in the workplace offer more than aesthetic value. In fact, studies have shown they help reduce stress, enhance employee attitudes, increase productivity, and improve air quality.*
Plants help reduce distractions due to office noise.- Strategically placed, plants quiet down an office. A small indoor hedge placed around a work space will reduce noise by 5 decibels. The positive contribution of interior plants to sound absorption has been well documented in numerous studies including the work done by Dr. Helen Russell, Oxford, England
Green Wing have fitted fuel-saving magnets to every gas boiler and water main across each site. Designed to make gas burn more efficiently and reduce limescale so the equipment being used lasts longer. These are not only suitable for commercial operations such Aspire Training Team, but can also be used in the home and would encourage all parents, colleagues, learners and next of kin to invest in the magnets.
Aspire has the great pleasure to announce a collaboration with Espokes bikes where an application for an electric bike pool grant has been funded by the Business Travel Network. An initiative set up and supported by Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset local authorities.
The purpose of the Business Travel Network is to promote sustainable travel to local employers, helping them to help their staff access more sustainable travel choices.
Zero to landfill
Aspire Training Team are pleased to announce all waste generated across the businesses will result in Zero to Landfill!
Working closely with The Resource South together with BIFFA, their subcontracted waste processing company, confirmed none of the waste generated ends up as landfill.
Key Performance Indicator Reports
Due to our sustainability vision, mission, and values we want to ensure that we are being as transparent as we can, as a result, below are our quarterly reports on how we are doing with our key performance indicators in the three main areas, Financial, Social, and Environmental: