At Avanta, we take our commitment to the environment seriously and are always looking
at ways to minimise waste and maximise opportunities for helping others.
Here are just some of the things we do:
We provide Belu bottled water free of charge
for all our meeting room clients. Whilst we believe that tap is best, we also
understand that there is a need for bottled water, and Belu is the only brand that’s
100% carbon neutral and donates all its profits to WaterAid. We also use glasses
in our meeting rooms, to minimise waste from using disposable plastic cups.
We continuously run a switch it off campaign
and practice what we preach. We encourage all clients to switch off electrical
equipment when they’re not using it, and we contribute by switching off the
air-conditioning and lights in all our buildings in the evenings and at weekends.
In addition, most of our meeting rooms have sensor lighting, so when they’re
not in use, the lights aren’t on.
We encourage recycling in
the communal areas of all our buildings by clearly marking what can be recycled
and where. We beat our target for 2011 by recycling over 72% of all our clients’
waste across all our venues and hope to increase this further in 2012.
We offer secure bicycle storage rooms
where we can across our buildings as well as shower
facilities. We promote the nearest cycle hire facilities in our
central London locations giving people the opportunity to use pedal power to travel
to our business centres.
We are proud to work with suppliers who also take their commitment seriously. Our carpets are made by manufacturing processes which rely on renewable energy and seek to conserve water, as well as being made from environmentally friendly materials that can be biologically or technically recycled. Our furniture is manufactured in accordance with BS EN ISO 14001 which seeks to identify and minimise the impact of the company's operations on the environment. Even our coffee is triple certified and uses 100% recyclable cups!