Spicer Vision

Environmental Leadership

The following initiatives are part of the leadership role that Spicers plays in the UK office products industry.

Environmental Conference

Last December we invited over 200 of the leading office products resellers to a conference focussed on environmental issues. Environmental campaigners who spoke included Dr. Paul Williams, University of Reading, journalist Donnacadh McCarthy, and author Anthony Day. This highly successful day focussed on practical ways that office product resellers can minimise the environmental impact of their businesses.

Transport Initiatives

Spicers has played a leading role in Transport for London Freight Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS), working to promote sustainability and best practice among freight operators delivering within the M25.

Since 2005, we have been focussed on introducing the most fuel-efficient vehicles into our transport fleet. Spicers have also purchased specialist software to plan our delivery routes more efficiently and to minimise unnecessary mileage. Even though we are delivering 28% more parcels than two years ago, we have reduced our fuel consumption by 47% and our CO2 emissions are down by 87%.

Landfill

We are on track to meet our target of reducing the amount of waste we send to landfill by 30% in 2007/08.

These are just a few of the initiatives that we are currently running to reduce our impact on the environment.