We monitor our Carbon Footprint and here is what we have recently reported:
This includes looking at how our people travel to work and the CO2 emissions this causes.
Ringley average: 2.305 tonnes per employee.
London average: 6.9 tonnes.
That’s 1/3 of the London average for Carbon emissions! Why? Because we recruit local first!
Mode of transport
We record the overall distance travelled, and the mode of transport: bus, overground, National rail, tube, bicycle, scooter.
Electric and hybrid vehicles, car sharing, artificial intelligence to aid route planning and a policy that enables returning to most efficient place of work have all contributed to a reduction in our car emissions year on year.
Ringley is paperless 1st, countless processes have been reengineered to remove the paper.
Paper has two sides; our policy is to use BOTH. We count the trees we save and plant trees to offset our emissions, usually in the gardens of Clients we manage.
Electricity & power saving
We use electricity from renewable sources, and use electricity responsibly including motion sensors where possible. Network policies include turning monitors off at 6pm (saving enough to microwave 1,500 dinners) and local cooling power management as the C02 emissions from just 15 PCs is equivalent to the gas consumption of 1 car. Our Cat 5 and 6 lighting is energy efficient and we use energy saving bulbs which last 12 times longer & consume 1/5th less energy & save 90% in running costs.
We make interest free bicycle loans available to our people.
Green policies: what you need to know
The optimum working temperature is 19C. Energy costs rise by 8% for every 1C temperature increase. On average there are 45 days the temperature is over 23-25C and 213 days the temperature is below 18C, so that makes 107 days you don´t need heating & air con at all!
Know the facts: Sunlight is FREE we have reduced artificial light; this also helps avoid sick building syndrome. We have motion sensors in our toilets and coming soon to our hallways.
Sunlight is FREE. Reducing artificial light helps avoid sick building syndrome, using daylight bulbs means we need less of them!
Lighting an average office wastes enough energy to make 1,000 cups of teas. Our Cat 5 lighting is energy efficient and we use energy saving light bulbs where we can. They last 12 times longer & consume 1/5th less energy & save 90% in running costs.
Monitors on overnight use enough electricity to print 800 pages or microwave 6 dinners.
Computers C02 emissions from just 15 computers is equivalent to the gas consumption of 1 car. Switching off a monitor at lunch time can reduce 1/3 of the C02 produced by the PC.
Photocopiers turn them off at night to save enough electricity to make 35 cups of tea or copy 1,500 pages.