Thrashion Ltd is committed to promoting sustainability. Concern for the environment and promoting a broader sustainability agenda are integral to Thrashion’s professional activities and the management of the organisation. We aim to follow and to promote good sustainability practice, to reduce the environmental impacts of all our activities and to help our clients and partners to do the same.
Our Sustainability Policy is based upon the following principles:
- To comply with, and exceed where practicable, all applicable legislation, regulations and codes of practice.
- To integrate sustainability considerations into all our business decisions and practice.
- To minimise the impact on sustainability of all workshop and activities.
- To make clients and suppliers aware of our Sustainability Policy and encourage them to support and promote a sustainable message via all platforms.
- To review and to continually strive to improve our sustainability performance.
In order to put these principles into practice we will:
- Walk, cycle and/or use public transport to attend meetings, site visits apart from in exceptional circumstances where the alternatives are impractical and/or cost prohibitive.
- Travel to UK destinations within a 1000km radius to be undertaken by train.
- Reduce the need for our staff to travel by supporting alternative working arrangements, including home working etc, and promote the use of public transport by locating our offices in accessible locations.
Purchase of equipment and consumption of resources
- Minimise our use of paper by emailing any business documentation. Any necessary printing will be double-sided fpr all paper used. We will further identify opportunities to reduce waste such as use of recycled paper.
- We will reuse or recycle all workshop waste, including sawdust, unusable offcuts and redundant equipment.
- Reduce the energy consumption of office equipment by purchasing energy efficient equipment and good housekeeping.
- Seek to maximise renewable energy sources, with a long-term aspiration of producing sustainable energy from sources such as wind turbine and solar paneling.
- Ensure that timber and any other timber products, are recycled or from well-managed, sustainable sources and are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
Working practices and advice to clients
- Promote a positive recycling and sustainability message by running workshops for clients and schools to further promote a good ethical and environmental awareness.
- Donate a proportion of sales to charities that secure and upkeep woodlands to compensate for the use of wood within our work, for example the Woodland Trust.
- Raise money for charity at every opportunity by producing products and donating a portion of profits to organisations that promote a similar ethical, environmental and sustainable values to ours.