Getting outdoors is part of the ethos of Dementia Adventure and therefore it is very important to us that we do what we can to look after the environment.
We recognise that our activities can have direct and indirect impact on the environment so we seek to conserve natural resources, reduce our carbon footprint and waste, protect the environment and prevent pollution. We aim to continually improve our environmental performance.
We aim to reduce our carbon footprint by limiting our travel. Hybrid and remote working reduces staff commuting. We organise online meetings and encourage train travel or vehicle sharing. The majority of our family carer training is delivered online, reducing the need for travel. We recruit locally based volunteers, and where possible staff, to reduce travel to our holiday destinations.
Efficient use of water and energy
We have energy efficient offices, with underfloor heating. We turn off lights when rooms are not in use and shut down devices after hours. We source energy-saving appliances when replacing electrical equipment.
Where practical, we use environmentally friendly suppliers, procuring goods and services from sustainable sources and materials and using local suppliers to reduce transportation distances. We use environmental credentials as a criteria for assessing potential suppliers.
We strive to be a paperless office, keeping printing to a minimum and storing documents on the Cloud.
We recycle paper, cardboard, plastic, ink cartridges, IT hardware and glass.
Use of non-toxic products
We use biodegradable cleaning products in our offices.
Raising awareness with staff
We believe that reducing our environmental impact is every employee’s responsibility, so we raise awareness with employees of environmental issues and the environmental effects of their activities.