CSR Policy - Environment
- Reduce waste
- Carbon footprint
We are working to reduce our office waste and ensure that all waste we do produce is handled by responsible sources and recycled wherever possible. We have already introduced a recycling collection scheme for our waste paper, cardboard, tins, cans, plastic and printer cartridges and have recently added further recycling initiatives for batteries and computer equipment. Within the past 12 months we have also been successful in moving most of our customer booking confirmations and invoices from print to email, cutting down significantly on paper use.
Following our move to new, purpose built offices in 2008 we have introduced further initiatives. These include using energy saving devices and implementing an energy saving policy encouraging all staff to switch off electrical appliances when they are not in use to ensure we conserve as much energy as possible.
We seek to recognise the effect of tourism on the world we live in and understand that all holidays have both positive and negative impacts on the local environment, culture and community. With this in mind, we have a Responsible Tourism Policy which aims to maximise the benefits and minimize the negative effect of tourism.
Responsible travel is quickly becoming a part of everybody's life. It is well documented that train travel is the 'greenest' form of transport and as a result of this we have increased our promotion of rail with our UK hotel bookings. As well as offering special rail + hotel deals, we also sell rail travel options for customers travelling to UK Airports.
We are introducing schemes to cut down our staff's carbon footprint. We have already introduced company assistance for staff that regularly cycle to work including secure cycle racks at the office and assistance towards the purchase of safety equipment such as lights and helmets.
At the Travel Trade Gazette Agent Awards 2007, SuperBreak were the proud sponsors of the 'Scream if You're Green' Award, awarded to First Choice, a company who has taken innovative or interesting steps to reduce its carbon footprint and help reverse climate change.