As a family business the environment we work and live in is important to us. That's why we have ensured that where ever we can and where commercially viable, we operate in an environmentally preferred way.
Deliveries and Drivers
We operate sophisticated system of routing strategy which makes the most from routing delivery vehicles with the target of reduced fuel usage. Drivers throughout the company are trained to SAFED guidelines encouraging more fuel efficient driving techniques and reducing the companies fuel contribution overall. Our company vehicle policy also specifies low emissions vehicles with many of our sales team driving Hybrid cars.
We seek to buy as locally as possible with food miles and their impact on carbon footprint always at the forefront. We work closely with small local producers to help them market and promote regionally and we utilise networks that assist with provenance purchases, encouraging caterers to promote local produce where viable.
Rain water Recycling
Rainwater is collected from our warehouse roof into a tank which is then used for washing our vehicles and flushing our toilets.
Energy savings and reductions are a social responsibility that we encourage and have made changes to help staff understand and buy into. We use electrical equipment with defaulted "sleep" facility, PIR lights in the warehouses and efficient running on our warehouse chillers.
Waste Management and Procurement
All departments have a dedicated approach to reducing waste company wide. Empowered through departmental managers we have a directive which encourage the identification, understanding and management of recyclable waste and a measurement system which monitors the amount of waste we produce. Similarly we execute a waste conscious approach to buying products that are sensitive and reactive to packaging and waste management.
Cardboard Box Renewal Scheme
Collection and reuse of dry cardboard boxes from our customer base and actively rewarding our delivery drivers to collect and return good, dry boxes to the depot.
From bailing card and recycling office paper to separating plastics, all with the aim of recycling in every aspect of the depots operations.
LED Lighting Systems
State of the art lighting in our coldstores gives up to 85% energy saving PLUS up to 85% less heat generated compared to fluorescent or SON lighting.
These tailor made, chilled and cold store efficient, LED lights provide tremendous energy savings but also improve working conditions that certainly surpassed our expectations.
- Improved working conditions for warehouse staff
- Improved lighting makes labels and goods easier to pick, thus reducing error liability, in turn reducing delivery errors overall
- State of the art microwave sensors turning lights off when warehouse not in use (more efficient than PIR sensors and more reactive to movement)
Totally Green Solutions
Our commitment to environmental solutions has led to developing this range of environmentally friendly cleaning and washroom solutions with eco-label and DEFRA approved products. Find out more about Totally Green Solutions
Rainwater collection in Huddersfield - 'The Greener Way To Cleaner Vehicles'.
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Totally Green Solutions is a range of environmentally friendly cleaning and washroom solutions with eco-label and DEFRA approved products.