Unlocking potential for our People, Customers & the Environment
At Active, we have the ability and opportunity to make more of a positive impact than ever before.
Unlocking Potential is a formal strategy devised expressly for embedding the principles of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) into the heart of Active Workplace Solutions as a business.
It aims to embed and prioritise ESG within Active’s people, places and partnerships. Active will identify roles and responsibilities for executing this strategy and report on a number of appropriate metrics to ensure that the strategy is making progress. The strategy will be formally structured, annually reported and targeted to make progress across the identified key performance areas year on year.
Active is focusing on supporting the creation of an inclusive, safe workplace, where employees feel enabled to fulfil their own capabilities and progress in their career in a supportive environment. It will also feature a formal policy for apprenticeships and internships that will allow people in the local community to access high quality training and on the job learning to develop a career in workplace solutions and facilities management.
In addition to making our own workplace as sustainable as possible through the monitoring of our Scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions we aim to embed sustainability into the workplace solutions that we deliver on behalf of our clients. This will mean investing and researching carbon friendly products and solutions and embedding them into our formal proposition to our clients. We aim to offer a range of solutions with a cost benefit profile including recycling and reuse, environmentally friendly materials, and carbon saving systems for facilities management.
Supporting our partners and helping them to be more sustainable will allow us to pass this value up the supply chain to our customers. We are therefore committed to monitoring, educating and supporting our suppliers with their own ESG goals.
We will also partner with community initiatives and local charities to benefit our wider society as a whole, both through or recycling efforts and through employee volunteering opportunities.
Sustainable Workplace Clearances
With offices producing a wide range of waste, where do you turn to when the time comes to replace old items?
Active Workplace Solutions are committed to sustainable office clearances – providing one of the UK’s leading furniture resale, reuse and recycling services.
As an ISO:14001 Environmental Management accredited business, we have a responsibility to promote sustainability to ensure that the waste we produce (or come into contact with) during our work is cleared in the most ecologically friendly way possible.
If you are looking for environmental, social and measurable financial sustainability from your office clearance project, we are here to help. Since our inception, our team have been providing businesses with a wide range of services to enhance their workplace and improve their operations; these include sustainable office clearances. As nationally recognised industry leaders in the industry, we can bring great value to your project – reduce carbon costs and eliminate waste in the process.
Our team makes it easy for our customers to eliminate furniture waste through several schemes designed to rehome and recycle furniture that is no longer required by the office. Redundant goods are inspected and then either rehomed locally or sent for recycling – materials are separated to ensure that nothing will be sent to landfill.
We inform our customers where their furniture has been rehomed and if recycled, we will provide certification.
Our 20+ years of experience has seen green initiatives, services, technology and governance constantly evolve. We keep abreast of the latest innovations, practices and legislation in sustainable office clearances to keep doing the best we can for the environment
We always look to maximise the life of existing furniture before specifying new items. We save customers money by reusing and repurposing existing furniture through refurbishment programmes.
We provide our customers with the option of participating in furniture rehoming programmes which allow for redundant items to be repurposed in the community.
Sustainable streamlining move for NHS
Just as in private sector industries, the post-pandemic reality of hybrid working has highlighted and enabled space efficiencies within the NHS. After careful consideration, a need was identified to relocate 40 people from another building.
Active undertook pre-move site surveys, project planning and crate management whilst liaising closely with the project team within the NHS. Active were able to donate most of the desks and equipment to local charities ensuring 95% was re-purposed, with the remaining items being broken down and sustainably disposed of.
Ian De Bruin, Technical Lead "Active delivered for us on all levels. They have high standards in their communications and work ethics..."
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