We encourage our operating companies to purchase environmentally preferable products and services and to set up waste and recycling contracts. We are establishing preferred suppliers in each of our major markets for key areas of sustainability.
Procurement of recycled paper
- Procurement of recycled paper
- Recycling/reusing (paper, office waste & IT waste)
- Buying green electricity
- Sustainable office furniture and carpet
: Our target is to source 50% of paper we use for copying and printing from recycled sources by 2015. We have preferred suppliers in all major markets which our operating companies are encouraged to use, many of which now provide paper and paper products with recycled content. Recycling/reusing
: We have established preferred suppliers of waste and recycling services in all major markets, where appropriate. For more information see Waste & Recycling Buying green electricity
: We purchase renewable electricity where we can and regularly review electricity sourcing across all markets to identify new opportunities. Our target is to source 20% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2015. Sustainable office furniture and carpet
: We have set up procurement contracts with furniture and carpet suppliers to ensure the products we purchase come from regional and sustainable sources and can be disposed of in a responsible manner.