As business owners or influencers, we must begin to ask ourselves, what impact is my business having on the environment, what steps can I take to mitigate it? Is my business committed to trying to help to change the global problem? One should never underestimate the value of small changes on a large scale.
One way of reducing environmental impact is reducing carbon footprint; which is defined as “the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular individual, organisation or community.”
Here at Aston and James, we are passionate about the environment. Not only do we provide an extensive range of eco-friendly and recycled products we also have schemes and services to help our customers reduce their carbon footprint and feel more SUPER…
Be Super and carbon capture
We are members of The Woodland Trust Carbon Capture Scheme. As much as we love paper, we also love trees, so this is our way of helping the environment and adding value to our paper products.
What is Woodland Carbon?
Woodland Carbon allows organisations to mitigate their carbon emissions by funding tree planting here in the UK. Operating under the government’s Woodland Carbon Code, the scheme gives businesses the opportunity to reduce their environmental impact and facilitate the wide range of benefits provided by trees. Through Woodland Carbon we can provide much-needed space for wildlife and establish new woodlands for generations of people to enjoy.
How it works
It is all very simple… The amount of CO2 emitted from the paper that we purchase is calculated as a separate Carbon Capture charge.
The Carbon Capture charge is given to the Woodland Trust to mitigate the CO2 emissions by planting trees in certified Woodland Carbon sites. 100% of the charge goes to the Woodland Trust, there are no deductions. This charge is not passed onto our customers
A certificate is provided by the Woodland Trust confirming the amount of CO2 captured and the area of new native woodland that has been planted.
So by purchasing sustainable paper, you are helping to create new native woodland all across the UK. Between April and June 2019 our customers created 35 square metres of new native woodland in the UK to remove 1, 397kg of Carbon Dioxide.
How to get involved?
If you and your organisation would like to know more about the Carbon Capture Scheme or would be interested in planting trees please let us know.
In addition to purchasing Woodland Trust paper, you can help reduce carbon footprint by purchasing FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified products such as envelopes, paper, labels and storage boxes. As such, you can ensure that your purchases are not the products of deforestation and unsustainable forestry practices. You can find out more about the work of the FSC at https://www.fsc-uk.org/en-uk
Be Super and go single source
There are numerous benefits to consolidating your workplace suppliers. In addition to the obvious ones such as saving time, money and hassle there are benefits to the environment. By consolidating your workplace suppliers and hence reducing the number of delivery vans coming to your premises you can reduce your company’s carbon footprint. Did you know that for each gallon of petrol fuel consumed, 10.4 kg carbon dioxide (CO2) is emitted.
You can be super organised and look to make the most of your deliveries by giving them something for the return journey in order to save another visit. As an example, we offer a secure shredding service and a toner recycling service which raises money for local Oxfordshire charity SeeSaw. This means our vans never return empty.
Here at Aston and James, not only can we provide you with single source for all your workplace supplies, we can also provide ‘green’ delivery days so that we can deliver to your workplace on a specific day or days of the week, enabling you to be super savvy and only have a delivery when you need it.