SUSTAINABILITY

SUSTAINABILITY MATTERS

MAKING SMALL STEPS COUNT
At S7RONGER, we strive to build sustainability into what we do, one step at a time! 
 
We are great believers in the impact of the small things and the importance of the ‘contribution of the many’ by small actions. That’s why we’re committed to making smart use of the Earth’s resources. We recognise that we have a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as a key part of our business strategy and operating methods, with regular review points. 


Our co-founder Elena Lapetra as an avid supporter of our environment is responsible for ensuring that the environmental policy is implemented. This is not a chore but a pleasure.


We constantly look for ways to be even more responsible in our use of resources and encourage customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same whenever we find the right opportunity. Here are some examples:

 

  • Suggesting the kettle to be boiled only for the cuppa you are making and not full if not needed

  • Wild flower garden outside of the office and on top of our office. Next steps are to replace the lawn for wildflowers too. Water is collected from the roofs for the gardens. Insects and birds houses have been created and placed around the garden. We cherish having an outdoor call being visited by bees, birds and butterflies.

  • Ask our partners to minimize the amount of packing and/or work together to do that

  • Suggest our logistics partners to go towards electric cars

  • Cars used by the company have started the migration from diesel to electrical and aim to have them all done by the end of 2022

  • Planning ahead of time helps, so that we use the most environmentally friendly transport but let's be honest about it, normally those are also more cost effective so it is a win win

  • Our budget for printing has gone down and will continue to go down as most of our activities and campaigns go digital.  Sounds cheeky but we try to reuse as much as possible the envelopes and packaging from what comes to the office.

  • Our aim as a company is improve people's wellness by scouting the marketplace for the best from all over the world; when possibly we try to do that digitally and minimise our international travelling

  • Likewise, face to face meetings are very valuable and we absolutely love them but our contracts with Google and other technologies allows us to use the best in technology again to be more environmentally friendly and efficient

  • We seek to reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible. Constantly asking the question, ‘Do you really need that extra light?’ 

  • Lights and electrical equipment will be switched off when not in use

  • Heating is adjusted to recommended environmental modes ON. Easy rule of thumb for our office is, before you turn the heating up, ask ‘Am I dressed for winter or summer’?

  • The energy consumption and efficiency of new products will be taken into account when purchasing and we try as much as possible to pay the little extra for more efficient products with environmentally modes on. We will favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible

  • We reuse and recycle everything we are able to at our office

  • Our office energy and gas supplier provides their services from green sources

  • Our cleaning materials used are from ecover. Only when ecover or equal supplier doesn’t supply we purchase outside of the environmentally friendly range

  • We will only use licensed and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste