Our Environmental Ethos
Accommodation Supplies at Pattersons may have been part of a group around since 1889 but we are aiming to be trading for hundreds of more years by promoting a sustainable business through our environmental policies and procedures. Here are some of the many ways that we can work with our accommodation customers to ensure our businesses have a minimal impact on the environment.
1. Order Online
By using our website we both can reduce paper usage. With the whole of our ordering system being electronically connected, paper usage is minimised in the process. When you order on-line this is a paperless system all the way through to dispatch.
2. Electronic Documents
Instead of posting paper statements why not subscribe to receiving electronic documents? You will receive our invoices and statements via email and reduce wastage as well as CO2 emissions. Not only is this an environmentally friendly option but it allows you to store and manage your paperwork more efficiently. To subscribe please send an email to [email protected] stating your name, company name, and account number and we will do the rest. Alternatively, you can discuss this with your Account Manager or a member of the customer services team.
3. Receive Our Catalogues Electronically
We can email you our accommodation supply catalogue or you can download it here online. This saves paper and minimises fuel usage delivering them to your door step.
4. We Stock Environmentally Friendly Products
Where possible we have introduced inventory ranges and cleaning products that have minimal environmental impact as determined by the W.E.I.R scheme. We are continually looking to ensure our products are ethically sourced and have as little impact on the environment as possible. Many of our customers have already made the switch to Jangro Enviro – should you? Check out our eco-friendly cleaning ranges from Jangro Enviro, Astonish, Ecover to name a few.
5. Our In-House Systems Have Been Changing
Not only do we reduce our office wastage by recycling but we are also committed to ensuring our Newton Abbot warehouse is as environmentally friendly as possible. We have invested in compactors and have seen a significant reduction in our waste as well as savings in packaging at the fulfilment stage. We also are saving energy in the offices and have taken a number of measures to ensure electricity and gas use is minimised.
6. Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
We make large orders with our suppliers to reduce our carbon foot print as well as sourcing British products where possible. As a group Pattersons are aiming to be carbon neutral by 2030!
7. Redundant Stock
We have regularly, for years, ensured our redundant inventory does not end up in a landfill but is given to various charities who will benefit. Accommodation Supplies is committed to reducing our impact on the environment and continually reviews our policies to ensure continued improvement.
These are just some of the steps Accommodation Supplies take to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Our ISO 14001:2015 accreditation demonstrates our serious commitment to the environment and how we continually aim to reduce our business processes impact on the environment. If you would like to know more about our ISO accreditations visit our information page or to discuss how you can make more environmentally sound choices when selecting inventory supplies and cleaning products contact us at [email protected].