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Corporate Responsibility

Safeguarding our environment

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Reducing carbon footprint

Reducing our carbon footprint

As a responsible business we are committed to managing the impacts that arise as a result of our day-to-day business activities. Our commitment focuses around the three areas where we have most influence – carbon emissions as a result of our energy consumption, overall waste management; and employee business travel.

During 2016 we conducted an audit to help benchmark carbon emissions across our key impact areas. We will use 2016 as a baseline against which we will track our progress over coming years.

Managing our waste

Since 2014 we have been working across our business to identify areas where we can reduce the overall waste that we produce, increase the proportion of waste that goes to be recycled and reduce the usage of valuable resources, such as paper.

We are delighted that year-on-year we have seen a positive trend emerging; the overall volume of waste has decreased, and recycling has increased.

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In 2016 we recycled 93%
of our waste

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business travel

Sustainable business travel

From Huddersfield to Exeter and Cardiff to Ipswich, our LV= sites are spread far and wide. And there are always times when a meeting face-to-face with a colleague or customer is necessary. Where we can, we encourage our people to use video conferencing technology to reduce travel, or to look for more sustainable ways of getting around.

Energy conservation

With 15 offices across the UK it is no surprise that the single biggest contributor to our carbon footprint is our consumption of electricity and gas. Emissions are generated as a result of the energy consumed to power our offices, IT equipment and data centres. Achieving a reduction in consumption will always be a challenge as factors such as business growth and changing climate conditions will impact the amount of energy we consume. However, over the last three years we are pleased to report a positive picture emerging.

Source for all statistics: LV= Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2016.

Find out more about how we safeguard our environment