Sustainability is a hot topic for many businesses following COP27 in November 2022 and with an abundance of environmental news, it is unlikely to (and nor should it) diminish any time soon. For households up and down the country, the cost of living crisis is drawing into sharper focus how we can avoid the excessive costs often associated with the festive period.
Christmas is often a time of over consumption too, so it is the perfect time to take action and create some sustainable initiatives that can be carried over into the new year and for years to come. As a B Corp certified company, for 150 years Simplyhealth has been dedicated to creating a positive and regenerative impact on the environment, for our customers, our communities and colleagues. Take for example the changes we have made in the past year, such as installing LED lighting into our office buildings, increasing our recycling rate to 76% and using the rest of our waste for energy recovery, and ensuring that all our building materials such as carpets and tiles are made using 100% green energy and fully recycled materials. We remain committed to doing more by going further and helping others to do the same.
In this article, Ellie Woolgar, Sustainability Specialist at Simplyhealth lays out four areas where consumers and businesses can make a real difference to the planet this festive season, whilst remaining environmentally conscious. The key environmental considerations for Christmas include: