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Alterledger Sustainability Policy

Alterledger is committed to promoting sustainability. Concern for the environment and promoting a broader sustainability underpins Alterledger’s professional activities and the management of the organisation.
We aim to follow and to promote good sustainability practice, to reduce the environmental impacts of all our activities and to help our clients and partners to do the same.

Alterledger is serious about sustainability


Our Sustainability Policy is based upon the following principles:

  • To integrate sustainability considerations into all our business decisions.
  • To ensure that all staff are fully aware of our Sustainability Policy and are committed to implementing and improving it.
  • To maximise the sustainability of all office and transportation activities.

Practical steps

In order to put these principles into practice we will:

Travel and meetings

  • Walk, cycle and/or use public transport to attend meetings, site visits etc, apart from in exceptional circumstances where the alternatives are impractical and/or cost prohibitive.
  • Avoid physically travelling to meetings etc where alternatives are available and practical, such as using teleconferencing, video conferencing or web cams, and efficient timing of meetings to avoid multiple trips. These options are also often more time efficient, while not sacrificing the benefits of regular contact with clients and partners.
  • Continue to offer our cycle to work scheme to all staff.

Purchase of equipment and consumption of resources

  • Minimise our use of paper and other office consumables.
  • Aim for no paper to end up in landfill.
  • As far as possible arrange for the reuse or recycling of office waste, including paper, computer supplies and redundant equipment.
  • Reduce the energy consumption of office equipment by purchasing energy efficient equipment.

Working practices and advice to clients

  • Ensure that any associates that we employ take account of sustainability issues in their advice to clients.
  • Support our clients to design for the future and incorporate digital technology as part of our commitment to Scotland’s Digital Participation Charter.

Digital Participation Charter

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