PPA moved into a specifically built new building in May 2014 to reduce our carbon footprint and increase our output opportunities &. we haven’t stopped there, we have made changes to our building and processes, to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
We are constantly driving ourselves to make as many of the processes we carry out to be as paperless as possible. With office and manufacturing processes, as well as course notes for our students, all paper that we use is sustainably sourced, but if we don’t need to press print the rule is don’t!
Once the paperwork we do have to print is no-longer needed this is placed into a confidential bin, which is emptied just a few times a year due to our paperless policy, and collected for destruction. 100% of these destroyed documents are recycled and the material returns to be used as tissue paper.
We no longer accept goods coming in on plastic pallets in a bid to discourage our suppliers from producing and using plastic as much as possible. Our hope is that black plastic pallets, which cannot be recycled or mended, will be fully replaced by our suppliers with repairable, re-useable, wooden pallets.
We are committed to ensuring reduced energy consumption by using LED lighting throughout our sites. LED lighting is fundamental in reducing the use of electricity as, depending on the type and output of the lighting unit, they are up to 80% more efficient.
We have replaced our electric fan heaters in our reception area with heat panels, these not only reduced our carbon footprint but also made our working environment a happier and warmer place to be!