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How we safeguard our environment

We’re committed to leading our industry to minimise the impact of our business activities on our environment. We create, follow, and promote good sustainability practices across all our business processes.

HOME\ ABOUT US \ VALUES \ ENVIRONMENT

How we safeguard our environment

We’re committed to leading our industry to minimise the impact of our business activities on our environment. We create, follow, and promote good sustainability practices across all our business processes.

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ISO 27001
ISO 22301
ISO 14001
ISO 9001
SSIP Certification
ISO 14001 certified

We’re ISO 14001:2015 certified

  • This certification shows our dedication to our environment as we follow multiple eco-conscious policies that prevent waste.

  • Even before we gained this qualification, our whole ethos was already well ahead of this and other environmental legislation.

  • Our in-house environmental team oversees the compliance of our environmental management process.

  • Our environmental management processes and policies were assessed by the well-recognised industry body, QMS, who awarded us this certification.

Key points of our environmental strategy

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We minimise our waste by evaluating our operations to ensure they’re as efficient as possible.

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We provide free consultations to our customers to assist them to reduce their carbon footprint.

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We carefully evaluate our suppliers.

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We deeply understand, embrace, and exceed all the environmental legislation that relates to our company.

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We accept responsibility for the harmful effects our operations can have on both the local and global environment.

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We measure our company’s impact on the environment. As part of our core business objectives, we set targets for our ongoing improvement.

 

Sustainable growth

As a company, ITVET has grown organically every year. We carefully measure the effects of our business growth against the cost to our environment, health, and wellbeing. “Growth at all costs” is not a mantra that aligns with our core values.
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Sustainable growth

As a company, ITVET has grown organically every year. We carefully measure the effects of our business growth against the cost to our environment, health, and wellbeing. “Growth at all costs” is not a mantra that aligns with our core values.

Sustainability

Sustainability is our Business As Usual (BAU). We integrate sustainability into all our business decisions.
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We focus our business activities with a long-term, permanent mindset of sustainability.

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We make long term investments.

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We avoid items that become obsolete quickly.

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We purchase high-quality items with longer lifespans.

Actively reducing our carbon footprint

We support others on their journey to become sustainable

We’ve reduced our power consumption in our office

We minimise our toxic emissions by using hybrid company vehicles

We reduce or avoid travelling as much as possible

We joined net-zero initiative Tree-Nation, planting trees in deforested areas to balance out any carbon emissions we do produce

Real actions, not greenwashing

Greenwashing 

When a company market themselves as environmentally conscious for their PR image, yet they aren’t making a positive impact on the planet.

Our minimalist approach to business conserves our planet’s precious resources

We believe that producing a huge carbon footprint simply abuses our planet. Our priority is to reduce emissions and behave responsibly towards the carbon footprint we leave on our environment. Our actions need to live in harmony with our intention to protect our environment.

We’re against unrealistic and dishonest practices

No lip service

No box-ticking exercises

No “greenwashing”

Not profit at all cost

Our approach is truly eco-friendly

Our commitment to our environment is our way of life

Our environmental activities really make a difference

We do more than just look environmentally friendly

Every business decision is evaluated through an environmental lens

Significantly reducing our travel

The heavy cost of commuting

Regardless of how we travel, each journey produces harmful emissions that can simply be avoided with virtual conferences and events. If 3.9 million people worked from home at least half the time, there would be a huge reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. It would be the equivalent of removing 600,000 cars for an entire year.

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We avoid travelling

We avoid physically travelling to meetings where alternatives are available and practical.

 

We’re a remote team

Our team has the option of working from home full-time, on a hybrid basis, or from the office every day.

Remote working software

Microsoft Teams collaborative software enables seamless teamwork across our entire company.

Virtual team events

Our online events reduce our travel while ensuring that our whole team can get involved.

ITVET’s decision to allow all our team to work remotely saves up to 160 tonnes of CO2 per year.

Paperless working reduces our consumption

We operate a paper-free policy internally and with our customers as much as possible

The average US office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper each year of which 6,800 sheets are wasted. Each page requires five litres of water, so 50,000 litres of water is used per employee per year.

Wasteful way of
using paper

Note taking with a notepad

Printing out contracts to sign

Printing out documents and using a photocopier

Writers capture interview notes with a paper and pen

Printing leaflets and brochures

Giving and receiving business cards

Jotting down notes during meetings

Producing costly event and exhibition stands and signage

Eco-conscious way
of avoiding paper

Microsoft Word “Dictate” tool captures voice notes

Most contracts can be digitally edited and signed

We avoid printing documents out where possible, instead we read them on screen

Our writers use smartphone apps that transcribe speech to text

We use QR codes to share information via a web page instead

We use a business card app to collect and share contacts digitally

We record Microsoft Teams meetings and transcribe them

We no longer attend in-person events, opting for online events only

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We have an appointed energy ambassador

Our energy ambassador evaluates our utility bills

They identify the devices that consume the heaviest volumes of power

They conduct research on how we can reduce consumption

They put measures in place to reduce power usage

They monitor all our ongoing power usage

Detailed energy analysis

As part of their deep analysis, we recently reduced the frequency of our rubbish collections. This reduced the amount of carbon emissions produced by our bin lorries.

It’s been amazing to watch how our energy consumption has changed with a few innovations in our offices. We’re continuing to analyse how we work at ITVET, to make changes that protect our planet and show other companies how they can do the same.

ITVET’s Energy Ambassador

Detailed energy analysis

As part of their deep analysis, we recently reduced the frequency of our rubbish collections. This reduced the amount of carbon emissions produced by our bin lorries.

It’s been amazing to watch how our energy consumption has changed with a few innovations in our offices. We’re continuing to analyse how we work at ITVET, to make changes that protect our planet and show other companies how they can do the same.

ITVET’s Energy Ambassador

We reduce our office energy consumption using smart building IoT technology

Sustainability underpins every aspect of ITVET. We believe technology can make a positive difference to our environment. This is why we’ve retrofitted our ITVET offices using IoT sensors to transform them into energy-efficient smart buildings by introducing a range of IoT features.

Lights

Only come on if people are in the room and auto shut off when empty.

Bins

Sensors added to our bins tell us if they are full and need to be emptied.

Air conditioners

Sense if someone is actually in the room before turning on.

Each radiator

Enables people to control the temperature in their own environment.

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    Lights

    Only come on if people are in the room and auto shut off when empty.

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    Bins

    Sensors added to our bins tell us if they are full and need to be emptied.

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    Air conditioners

    Sense if someone is actually in the room before turning on.

  • A Radiator With Valves

    Each radiator

    Enables people to control the temperature in their own environment.

Our environmental commitments

An environmentally conscious way of working is business as usual for us. Our commitment to the environment is woven into the DNA of our company and affects all of our working processes. We want to lead by example, following and promoting good sustainable practices, benefiting our employees, community, and planet.

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ITVET as industry influencers for our environment

We provide a free consultation to our customers to assist them in reducing their carbon footprint. We openly share our best practices, so everyone can benefit from our journey to becoming a green business. As smart building experts, we can advise on how to retrofit existing buildings with IoT technology to improve energy efficiency and reduce operational costs.

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We follow a defined purchasing process as part of our ISO 9001:2015 certification that involves analysing each supplier’s certifications to ensure their services and products are environmentally friendly.

ITVET encourage eco-friendly lifestyles

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Remote working

Most of our team can work from home

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Reward policy

We reward people who walk to work

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No paper policy

We only print what is absolutely necessary

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Commuting

We encourage our team to use public transport

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Electric cars

Our offices have electric car charging points

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Recycling points

We ensure recycling bins are available

We actively promote the benefits of being an eco-friendly business

Being a sustainable business offers a significant competitive advantage

We believe in promoting our environmental and community-based values as often as possible. This gives us the possibility of influencing our industry and encouraging other businesses to adopt this approach.

Environmental actions speak louder than words

To stand out among other companies, eco-friendly businesses need to show they go beyond compliance with the government sustainability regulations and take active action instead of just speaking about sustainability.

Companies that voluntarily adopt international ‘green’ practices and standards have employees who are 16 percent more productive than the average.

Professor Magali Delmas
UCLA

Research shows that being an eco-friendly business has its benefits

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Money-saving

Eco-friendly business practices lead to more efficient energy use and less wastage, lowering our running costs.

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Happier teams

Companies who follow solid and sustainable practices have much higher satisfaction and happiness levels among their employees.

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We’re ahead of legislation

We already have world-class environmental certifications and we’re working towards net zero compliance.

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Attract more values-based client relationships

Many businesses actively choose more sustainable business partnerships.

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Attract better talent

64% of millennials are willing to turn a job down if the company doesn’t have strong Corporate Social Responsibility.

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More trusted brand

The company harnesses the power of very high public sentiment for eco-friendly messages.

Sustainable technological innovations

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PropTech consultation

We provide free PropTech consultation to all our clients to analyse ways they can reduce their carbon footprint. This could be through “Internet of Things” (IoT) automation, retrofitting smart building features to their existing offices, or implementing an overarching technical strategy to create an intelligent building.

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Smart building sensors

Our smart building sensors ensure that our people work in a warm, well-lit environment, while using the minimum amount of power. These intelligent sensors collect data constantly. They detect the presence of people in real-time and turn off when a space is unoccupied to prevent energy wastage.

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Utilities monitoring

Our in-house developed utilities monitoring and reporting software monitors all power usage so users can reduce their energy consumption and utility costs.

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Retrofitting old buildings

Retrofitting old buildings with IoT capabilities that make them more efficient while minimising refurbishment costs.

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