At Powell Gilbert we are conscious of our impact on the environment, so we try to minimise this in any way we can.
We actively encourage recycling. There are central recycling points in our kitchens and copy points, we use 100% recycled copy paper and hand towels we also recycle whatever we can, from cardboard and food waste to old printers, batteries and toners.
In our meeting rooms we use Belu bottled water, this is the most ethical bottled mineral water available. They use the highest level of recycled materials possible and are 100% carbon neutral. They are the exclusive bottled water partner of WaterAid, to which they donate all their profits.
We have movement-activated lighting in our office space, the air-conditioning and heating works on a timer system and our large printers/copiers feature automatic switch-off.
We have introduced the government backed cycle to work scheme through Cycle Solutions. For interested employees, the firm buys a bicycle and equipment and hires it back to them for a 12-month period, at the end of which the bike can be bought by the employee. The scheme is designed to encourage a healthier journey to work and to help reduce pollution.
When we are out and about, we prefer to use hybrid taxi companies wherever possible.