We all understand the importance of preserving and protecting the environment.

Hazlewoods environmental pledge

At Hazlewoods everything we do is based on our commitment to the Hazlewoods cause of 'Driving Lifelong Prosperity'. With today’s global environmental threats, it is critically important that we play our part in protecting the environment and reducing the impact that the business has on the world around us. We continually review and change the way we work so we can make a positive difference.

We commit our firm to:

Protecting the environment
Educating our employees to ensure awareness of environmental issues through our Environmental committee.
Communicating our environmental performance to our employees and involving them in the development of future initiatives and campaigns.
Seeking to minimise wastage through responsible use of resources.
Regularly reviewing and improving our environmental performance.

With over 400 employees in our Gloucestershire offices, we are compliant with the Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and in accordance with this, have our environmental management system data gathering process independently verified every four years.

This report identified that our most significant environmental impacts are:

  • Carbon emissions from business travel
  • Environmental impacts in supply chain
  • Energy consumption in our offices

These form our key areas of focus and we continue to work hard to reduce our impact in these areas.

Reducing our impact...

We make continual efforts to reduce our carbon emissions from business travel, and have virtual meetings and audits where possible.
In 2020, we installed electric car charging points at our Staverton office to encourage the use of electric vehicles amongst employees.
We actively promote the cycle to work scheme.

We work with local and ethical suppliers wherever possible to ensure the products that we use in our offices are sustainable, recycled and ethical.

  • Our coffee supplier uses fair trade and ethical products.
  • Our toilet roll is 100% recycled and our supplier donates 50% of profits to improve access to clean water and toilets.
  • Our office supplier was the first in the UK to become carbon neutral.

Paper usage has reduced drastically with the switch to home and hybrid working with usage shrinking by over 90%. Our printers are set to print double sided automatically. We only use recycled paper, and all paper waste is shredded and recycled.

Our waste management suppler recycle all of our waste and operate a zero waste to landfill policy.

Our IT equipment is remotely turned off outside of hours.
We are installing LED lighting across both of our offices and many of our rooms have movement sensors to control the lighting.

We’re looking to a tree planting programme for the future.

Our Environmental committee promotes local environmental volunteer events and encourages involvement.

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