We are one of only a handful of UK merchants to hold ISO14001 (Environmental Management System). We first achieved ISO14001 certification in 2011 and in 2017 recertified to the very latest standard.
In January 2019 we introduced a pallet strapping system that avoids us using plastic wrap for delivery by our own vehicles. In 12 months we have avoided the use of 10.5 kilometers of plastic wrap.
At the end of 2011 we launched our innovative industry leading service ‘Going That Extra Green Mile’. That is our ‘milk man’ service – a complimentary pick up and recycling service for empty wine bottles and boxes. In 2019 we recycled more than 6,500 empty bottles of wine and 3 tonnes of cardboard. We have reduced the volume of waste we send to landfill by 50% since 2011. We recycle 90% of our office waste. We reuse as much packaging as we are able and our own packaging is made from 70% recycled material.
Over the last year we have fitted LED lighting in all our office space and common areas.