Positive Steps To Secure Our Futuredamian2023-09-26T13:56:52+00:00
POSITIVE STEPS TO SECURE OUR FUTURE
The World is accepting that, as a race, we need to change the way we think, the way we work and the way we live. The challenge to reduce carbon footprints and the race to net zero puts all of us under pressure to do our bit. However, we cannot rely on other Countries to be as conscious as us in the UK in our commitment to do that. We have to make our own way, despite di ering opinions and targets around the World. As a business, REM have recognised that they also must change to adapt to the challenges Global Warming brings. We cannot rely on other businesses to take the same pathway as ourselves and must ensure our efforts make the difference they are intended to make. REM have been working with the Green Rose Project through the local Chamber of Commerce and it has confirmed that to make a difference, it’s down to ourselves.
That is why REM are expanding their REM Earth Project and developing a range of sustainable products, specifically with a Net Zero target, available straight to the salon. This project is anticipated to reduce our carbon footprint by 25% in the next two years. Challenging suppliers. Slim lining the purchasing, administration and delivery processes of our product range , reducing energy consumption and improving fuel effciencies are all paramount, measurable and under our control. If REM is to face external regulation to achieve our responsibilities to the Global Crisis, REM has to take the lead to ensure it meets those challenges.
We pride ourselves in manufacturing premium Salon furniture, built with durability in mind to extend the lifecycle of the product, making sure the items can easily be maintained and repaired to keep the circular economy moving. Our After Sales performance is testament to this statement.
We prioritise eco-friendly materials and consider their environmental impact at point of purchase and wherever possible our local sourcing policy ensures a reduced Carbon Footprint.
We work with responsible suppliers that share our ethos and strive to produce quality products, whilst also working to reduce their carbon footprint. We look for suppliers that comply with the latest regulations on timber export, prioritise recycled and recyclable material and improve the energy efficiency of their production chain.
We are committed to cutting down on all manner of waste in our space, be it paper, metal, plastic or cardboard. Everything in our office and warehouse is separated and recycled to ensure that our impact on our local landfills are kept to a minimum.
LED lighting is being fit throughout the factory to reduce energy supply
Motion detectors are being installed by area to turn off lights when not needed
Company cars are now electric
Company Fleet vehicles are all now Euro 6 compliant with electric options being considered for future purchases
Company waste is segregated for recycling by type; wood waste, pallets, paper & card, general waste
REM materials and fabrics are certified as chemically POP’s free
Our printed literature uses paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
The inks used in printing processes are vegetable based
Where possible our Staff Car Share in their commute to work
Where feasible meetings around the UK & Europe are now held via Digital online apps
Paperless Billing is used by our Sales & Invoicing Departments
Online advertising is our preferred means of Marketing
REM Office Space to improve Oxygen into the office and improve the environmental aesthetic.
We have been replacing our fleet of vans with ‘Euro 6’ eco-friendly models, meaning we’ll be able to reduce the CO2 emissions of our entire fleet by almost half. We use the latest ad-blue vehicles (Euro 6 Variant D) reducing the impact of harmful NOx emissions into the atmosphere by 67%, ensuring our fleet is ULEZ compliant.
We manage our logistics with the environment in mind, aiming to reduce our pollution by spending the least amount of time on the road as possible.
Our new Green packaging technique has massively reduced the need for excessive packaging. Furniture is now encased in a re-usable protective cover which following delivery is returned to the factory for re-use.
In 2022 we started working with an environmental group called ‘Just One Tree’ to help increase our Social Responsibility and reduce our Carbon Footprint.
Just One Tree is an organisation dedicated to removing Co2 from the atmosphere and reversing Biodiversity loss through Global deforestation. To date we have completed 3 campaigns and more planned for the future. Our collaboration not only plants trees around the World but also helps educate the next generation in the importance of protecting our Natural World. Initiatives we have already contributed to include supporting reforestation projects in: Madagascar, Haiti, Indonesia, Mozambique, Nepal, Kenya and Zambia where the deforestation has been devastating. Did you know that for every 100 trees planted they contribute to a reduction of 1.3 tonnes of Co2 from the atmosphere each year. A famous man once said
‘The best time to plant A Tree is 20 years ago, the second best time is now’