We help customers make their businesses and homes better but we don’t stop at bathrooms. We want to do our bit to make the world a better place too. So, from reducing packaging to supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust, we’re doing all we can.
The recent COP26 conference in Glasgow has helped many people across the world assess their actions and the impact that these may have on the climate crisis. City Plumbing truly recognises the importance of caring for our environment and right across our business we are doing some great work to minimise our carbon footprint.
We have reduced our packaging by more than 100 tonnes but we’re not stopping there. We’re leading by example moving ahead by committing to making sure all plastic packaging on our own branded products is recycled and recyclable by the end of 2023 and inspiring our branded suppliers to do the same.
Landfill - we are also committed to increasing our rate of recycling so we send zero waste to landfill over the next few years. We are working on a strategy to go above and beyond the Government’s Net Zero targets.
Recycling - we’re always looking for ways to encourage our customers to recycle. Our recent trial of ‘backhauling’ - bringing customer cardboard and plastic packaging back to branch - has shown that we can recycle around 1,000 tonnes a year out of the 7,000 tonnes of packaging we generate.
Energy and renewables - we’re ahead of the game on this front and have had a dedicated Energy and Renewables team for 10 years already. They train our branch colleagues so that we can give customers the best advice about reducing their carbon footprint and their energy bills through our energy efficient products.
Fleet - We’re looking into ways of reducing the impact our fleet has on the environment including reviewing driver efficiency and the possibility of moving to electric alternatives for our vans and company cars. In our Omega warehouse we’re exploring options to move manual handling equipment to battery power from diesel.
We live by our behaviours and at the heart of this is our focus on supporting our colleagues and others around us. We want to be a force for positive change in our communities and make life better for our neighbours as well as our colleagues. We are proud of our charity and community partnerships, particularly our partnership with the Teenage Cancer Trust which has seen us raise more than £2.5m and we empower colleagues to support the charity with fundraising.