Sustainability

Our diverse range of carbon efficiency measures and sustainable services not only benefit society and the environment, but also create value for us and our customers.

OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE

Since our inception in 2014 Santis Global has understood the importance of corporate responsibility and the environmental impact of our business.

We have therefore committed to not only promote sustainable solutions throughout our own supply chain, but to also encourage change for our partners and clients to help them do the same.

Through committed and rigorous self evaluation we have analysed how we can improve our processes to put less strain on our planet. Our aim is to set an example for the rest of the industry as drivers for actionable change towards a more sustainable future.

ENGAGING WITH SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

The Shared Value proposition plays an important role in all of our environmental protection activities. Shared Value is about strengthening our market position by engaging in social and environmental issues and integrating these into our core business.

Our diverse range of carbon efficiency measures and sustainable services not only benefit society and the environment, but also create value for us and our customers. Saving on fuel or electricity, for example, also means lower operating costs over the long term, which is why investments in green technologies pay off.

Sustainable Improvements

AROUND OUR OFFICE

1. GREEN COMMUTING

Research by the Carbon Trust suggests that allowing people to work from home in the UK could save more than 3 million tonnes of carbon a year. We are therefore championing alternative working arrangements including working from home. For those who travel to work we encourage green commuting, such as walking or riding a bike. In order to support this, as part of our employee benefit plan we offer our employees the Bike 2 Work scheme.

2. BRING A DESK PLANT INITIATIVE

Having plants in the office reduces CO2 levels by around 10% – 25% whilst also enhancing happiness and productivity. This is why we encourage our employees to bring in plants of their choice and have them on their desks. It’s fantastic to see everyone’s greenery throughout the office and the joy as their plants begin to grow.
 

3. REMOVING UNNECESSARY PLASTIC USE

In recent years we have all become acutely aware of how hazardous plastic is to the environment. When burnt the chemicals emitted into the environment give rise to global warming not only harming the planet but also affecting global health. To combat this we have removed all the plastic from our office and replaced it with biodegradable alternatives. We’ve also provided all of our staff with reusable water bottles in order to reduce the waste of plastic bottles.

4. BEING SMART WITH PAPER

Paper impacts the environment both before and after use. It is the third largest industrial polluter to air, water, and land and is the fifth largest consumer of energy. The production of pulp and paper also uses more water than any other industry. Here at Santis we have implemented comprehensive changes to the way we work in order to reduce our paper use including: paperless accounts, online payslips and the use of Docusign.

5. RECYCLING

It cannot be overstated how important recycling is for the environment. By reusing raw materials and reducing the creation of new paper, plastic and glass it can save trees, forests and reduce the pollution of our seas and waterways. To maximise our recycling we have introduced separate bins for plastic, glass and paper and removed individual bins around the office.

6. CREATION OF OUR GREEN TEAM

We have established specific team members within our business whose role is to constantly search for new ideas to make our business more sustainable, and to ensure that we are staying committed to our vision for a green future.

Environmental Goals

By the year 2030 we want to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero. Re-inventing logistics to become emissions neutral in the next decade is clearly a huge challenge for the team at Santis Global. But we are optimistic that we can achieve this goal – with the help of new technologies, the dedication and expertise of our employees and through collaboration with our customers and partners.

Pushbike

Zero emissions
Maximum load up to 1kg
Fits envelopes or small jiffy bag 
Each bike saves 2.5 tonnes of GHG emissions per year

Motorbike

Suitable for long distance journeys outside of London 
Maximum load up to 8kg 
Holds 1 A4 box
Holds standard laptop case

Cargo Bike

Zero emissions 
Maximum load up to 100kg 
Holds up to 2 archive boxes 
50% faster than the van fleet

Electric Van

Zero- emissions
Maximum load up to 740kg 
Holds up to 2 euro pallets 
Available for dedicated runs

Electrically Assisted Pedal Vans

Zero – emissions 
Maximum load up to 150 kg 
50% faster than van fleet 
15 standard archive boxes

Here at Santis Global we continue to invest and plan so that we can be Net Zero by 2030. Over the last year we have converted a further 15% of our fleet to carbon neutral options, making it 25% of our fleet.