Wanderlands sustainability approach
Wanderlands is committed to promoting sustainability. Concern for the environment and promoting a broader sustainability agenda are core to our activities and the management philosophy of the company.
We aim to follow and to promote good sustainability practices, to reduce the environmental impacts of our activities and to help our clients and partners to do the same.
Our Sustainability approach is based upon the following principles:
- To align with, and exceed where practicable, all applicable legislation, regulations and codes of practice.
- To integrate sustainability considerations into all our business decisions.
- To ensure that all staff are fully aware of our Sustainability approach and are committed to implementing and improving it.
- To practically minimise the impact on sustainability of all office and transportation activities.
- To make clients and suppliers aware of our Sustainability approach, and encourage them to adopt sound sustainable management practices.
- To review, annually and to continually strive to improve our sustainability performance.
In order to put these principles into practice we will:
Purchase of equipment and consumption of resources
- Minimise our use of paper and other office consumables, for example by double-siding all paper used, and identifying opportunities to reduce waste.
- As far as possible arrange for the reuse or recycling of office waste, including paper, computer supplies and redundant equipment.
- Reduce the energy consumption of office equipment by purchasing energy efficient equipment and good housekeeping.
- Seek to purchase electricity from a supplier committed to renewable energy. Seek to maximise the proportion from renewable energy sources, whilst also supporting investment in new renewable energy schemes.
- Ensure that timber furniture, and any other timber products, are recycled or from well-managed, sustainable sources and are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
- Look to purchase fair-trade and/or organic beverages, where possible.
Travel and meetings
- Where practically possible look to walk, cycle and/ use public transport/ electric vechicles to attend meetings, site visits etc, apart from circumstances where the alternatives are impractical and/or cost prohibitive.
- Include the full costs of more sustainable forms of transport in our financial proposals, rather than the least cost option which may involve travelling by car or air. Where the only practical alternative is to fly, we will include costs for full air fares rather than budget airlines in our financial proposals.
- Avoid physically travelling to meetings etc where alternatives are available and practical, such as using teleconferencing, video conferencing or web cams, and efficient timing of meetings to avoid multiple trips. These options are also often more time efficient, while not sacrificing the benefits of regular contact with clients and partners.
- Reduce the need for our staff to travel by supporting alternative working arrangements, including home working etc, and promote the use of public transport by locating our offices in accessible locations.
Working practices and advice to clients
- Ensure that any associates that we employ take account of sustainability issues in their advice to clients.
- Offer to include a copy of our sustainability approach if requested to all our client proposals.