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Our environment
Preserve & protect

Discussions about how to better protect the natural environment have moved higher up the public agenda in recent months, but this issue has long been on Banner’s radar. From single use plastic to greenhouse gas emissions, more people than ever understand the importance of protecting the environment, and we continue to play our part.

At Banner we believe it is in everyone’s interests - our customers, our employees and the global community’s - to dedicate our time to finding ways to ensure a more positive environmental impact. It’s the right thing to do. Being protective of our natural environment will help our customers to succeed, deliver better quality workplaces for our people and support our wider communities.

Our aims: By 2020
To maintain zero
waste to landfill
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To reduce consumption of
single use plastics by 30%
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Our aims: By 2022
To reduce electricity and
gas consumption by 30%
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To reduce water
consumption by 10%
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To reduce waste
by 20% by 2022
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To increase biodiversity
at our sites
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To reduce greenhouse
gas production by 20%
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Our environment
Preserve & protect: What we’re doing
Void fill

As part of our aim to reduce single-use plastics by 30% before 2020, Banner has introduced eco-friendly packages throughout its warehouses. The new packaging fill of recycled cardboard is used for small pick parcels, of which we deliver 6,000 a week.

By recycling our used or damaged cardboard boxes into shock absorbent netted material, we are currently shredding and recycling over 360 tonnes of cardboard per year, equivalent to the weight of around 72 Asian elephants.

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Zero waste to Landfill

All our warehouses sites across the UK are zero waste to landfill, which means all our waste is recycled. We drive down our overall waste by providing recycling facilities across all our site, this includes recycling all our broken pallets through a dedicated supplier. We’re identifying the current waste disposal routes, communicating them to everyone internally and encouraging innovation to design waste out of our system.

We also work with our customers to find innovative ways to reduce waste, such as our battery, toner and furniture recycle services.

Lighting

Energy efficiency measures, such as LED lighting, have been introduced and other low energy devices are also being rolled out across our workplace.

Certification

Achieving the industry standard certificate, ISO 14000, demonstrates our commitment to designing and implementing an effective environmental system.

Truline Trucks

Investing in our delivery fleet is an ongoing focus. During 2019 we begun the process of replacing our entire vehicle fleet with the latest fuel and emission efficient diesel engines. The expectation is that these vehicles will deliver up to a 7% improvement in mpg.

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Bio Diversity Garden

By 2022, Banner aims to increase biodiversity across all of our sites.  One step to meet this objective has been to open our first biodiversity garden at our Normanton site in Yorkshire. The new biodiversity garden includes bird boxes, wildlife feeding stations and has been completed with a Bee hotel, all of which help to support the local wildlife.

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Saving water

We have plans to install water usage efficiency measures wherever possible in our operation. We’ll introduce water meters and run education campaigns to reduce water usage. Additionally, we have set ourselves a challenge to reduce dependency on potable water for our toilets and gardens.

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