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Validium - Our Green Agenda

21 May 2013

Validium - Our Green Agenda

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Validium continues to be committed to constant improvement.  In November 2011, we achieved accreditation for the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard.  Since that time, our internal champions have been reviewing our processes to identify areas where we can make further improvements.  Our customers have been invited to make suggestions about the way we work with them to enhance green credentials and considerations for our mutual benefit.

Last year, we introduced an enterprise class videoconferencing system in Validium’s offices, thereby reducing the amount of travel between them.   While we always value the face to face interaction of our meetings with customers, many of them are utilising videoconferencing to contribute to their green objectives, saving travel time and costs, and it’s been great to be able to support these initiatives.

Other ways that we have reduced our impact on the environment include:

  • Using our advanced IT infrastructure to increase home-working and therefore reducing travel
  • Using doubled-sided black and white printing as the default to reduce colour ink consumption and reduce paper use
  • Ensuring that promotional materials are fully recyclable
  • Offering promotional materials electronically, to give customers flexibility and to ensure only what is needed is printed

Measures such as those above as well as many of our other initiatives introduced over the last few years have really helped in reducing waste both in our business as well as those of our customers.