Environmental

Derwent FM recognises that leadership in the facilities management industry carries a responsibility to the environment. Although it is impossible to completely eliminate the impact that we have on the environment, we know that it is possible to greatly reduce our impact by carefully analysing the way we operate and making changes accordingly. Just some of the ways we try to be as environmentally conscious as possible and operate in a sustainable manner include:

  • Constantly looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint by promoting greener energy solutions
  • Measuring energy use and carbon dioxide emissions, while identifying and implementing savings and reductions wherever reasonably practicable
  • Staff training schemes that encourage a greater engagement with the issue of sustainability and foster ‘good practices,’ e.g. switching off lights
  • Using building materials from sustainable sources wherever possible, e.g. FSC certified timber
  • Encouraging clients to consider design choices in line with ambitious sustainability goals (e.g. roof-mounted photovoltaic panels)
  • Ensuring that the equipment in any premises we manage is well maintained so it runs as efficiently as possible, reducing energy waste
  • Using innovative technologies and techniques in all our services to save energy and moneyEncouraging staff and residents of properties we manage to be conscious of how they travel while promoting the use of public transport, bicycle use and car-sharing schemes
  • Producing sustainability statements for our shareholders and clients to be as transparent as possible about our environmental credentials
  • Implementing schemes for responsible waste management including increasing rates of recycling and decreasing the volume of waste sent to landfill
  • Promoting and maintaining innovative or creative building designs that have sustainability as a core goal (see our case studies for some examples)

We do our best at all times to ensure we are at the forefront of sustainable business practice. If you would like to know more about the ways we are trying to reduce our environmental impact, we encourage you to get in contact for a chat.

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