Sustainability report 2007-2008
We contribute to sustainability directly through our consultancy work. In this process we consume resources, create waste, have a social responsibility to employees and an economic impact. As Brook Lyndhurst grows we recognise the importance of monitoring our impacts and communicating the progress we make in improving our performance.
Our sustainability report measures our achievements and impacts in relation to our core values for the financial year ending June 2008. It is our third sustainability report. The first was an internal pilot project on which we feel we made significant progress in our second sustainability report (2006-2007). It has been produced in accordance with the 2002 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines. We have monitored our impacts in relation to the three pillars of sustainability (society, environment and economy). This is a continuous improvement project and although we are improving, there is always more we can do. Please download the full report in its entirety (which has all the charts and footnotes etc). Alternatively, the highlights are provided in these linked pages.
We feel we’ve made great strides forward since last year’s report. The CO2 measuring and monitoring systems devised last year have been tested and tweaked, we’ve been able to see more clearly where our emissions are coming from – with confidence – by making comparisons with last year, and above all we’ve been able to highlight areas where we can make improvements.
Our key aims for the 2008/2009 period are:
- To include our food waste monitoring results and to investigate a way to convert this to a CO2 figure.
- To increase the percentage of recycled goods in our stationery expenditure.
- To improve our internal knowledge brokering and training by setting up formal seminar sessions.
- To further improve and standardise our monitoring system for material usage.
- To continue monitoring our environmental impact and investigate possible ways of reducing our carbon emissions.
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