Environmental Commitments

Our Responsibility

Environmental commitments

We are working on a number of efficient measures in house as well as supporting external emission reduction projects.

Carbon Footprint

WE’RE CARBON NEUTRAL!

We strive to reduce all waste and energy consumption and in 2017 became one of the first major exporters to become carbon neutral.

Working with Liverpool John Moores University, we identified the areas that we could become more energy efficient by carrying out an assessment of our usage, and officially enrolled in the UN Certified Emission Reduction (CER) Scheme, which results in Government certified carbon neutral status.

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Americas Project

In addition to this, we are offsetting our omissions by investing in the Americas Project by Carbon Footprint Limited. This scheme means our carbon offsetting will be used to support projects in the Americas region that also deliver additional social and ecological benefits.

The projects we will be supporting are;

  • Portel-Para Reducing Deforestation (REDD)
  • Mariposas Hydroelectric Project, in Chile
  • Peralta I Wind Power Project
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Solar Panels

What else are Smylies doing?

As well as being certified carbon neutral, there are lots of other ways that we’re committing to reduce our impact on the environment.

Our head office site has had solar panels on the roof for 6 years. Not only does it help keep energy bills down but it helps to reduce our carbon footprint. Our 30 kW (115 panels) solar PV system helps our business reduce its CO2 emissions by a massive 16 tonnes per annum. Recycling is a big part of our business mainly made up of cardboard, paper and plastic shrink wrap.

Everything is recycled with our carbon neutral approved waste management company.

By recycling more and avoiding landfill, it helps reduce the business’ Carbon Footprint.

New plans for our site

We have embarked on a new project to transform our site in order to make it more green and help with our carbon footprint.

We will be transforming the area by planting trees, flowers as well as electric car charge points and reusing rainwater.

Here is a list of what else we will be doing over the comming months:

  • Planting of 100 trees around our site. It will be a mixture of British trees along with fruit trees
  • We are growing our grasses to have a wild flower meadow affect to encourage wildlife
  • Hundreds of plants and flowers will be planted around the site again encouraging wildlife such as bees, butterflies, birds and other wildlife
  • We will be installing a number of water butts so we can use the rainwater off the building to water the plants and trees around site
  • Within the gardens will be seating areas for all the staff to use and to enjoy the surrounding area
  • We already have 30kw of solar panels on our roof however we plan to install another 50kw in order to help our carbon footprint
  • Electric car charging points have been installed. We realise the importance of changing from petrol/diesel cars to electric and Smylies have installed electric car charging points that the staff can use
  • We introduced a cycle to work scheme a few years ago and we encourage staff where possible to cycle to work.
  • We already have a cycle shed but with the increase in people cycling into work we are going to put another one in
  • We use motion sensor and LED lights throughout the business
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Phone: 0151 653 3335

Email: sales@smylies.com

Unit 7 Riverview Business Park, Riverview Road, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 3RR

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