Cray & Norton
Cray & Norton are committed to helping our planet and are planning to reduce our carbon emissions by implementing a Green Policy. The majority of our competitors have fleets of cars carrying out thousands of viewings a day, hundreds of for sale/let boards are made and then driven around in gas guzzling vans and erected without any thought of the waste involved. Huge amounts of stationery and marketing material are created and posted, all of which contributes to the damage of the environment.
As we grow as a company we are focused on creating a business model that works in tandem with the environment and have implemented the following as we start to Go Green.
We currently have a fleet of petrol and diesel cars, and with expansion planned these will continue to grow in numbers. Therefore we have decided to introduce a fleet of electric cars with zero-emissions and hybrid cars; these will be phased in over the next few months with all our company cars being electric/ hybrid by December 2009.
Stationery and Marketing Material
All of our outsourced stationery and marketing material from October 2008 will be printed using bio inks and onto recycled and FSC paper. We are currently looking at ways of reducing our need for in house printers and have implemented a software package that allows us to electronically record all legal documents, certificates and records without the need of a paper trail. We can also email our clients brochures of relevant properties again saving on the need of printing, packaging and posting.
We support The World Land Trust which is an international conservation organisation that takes direct action to save rainforest and other wildlife habitats by funding the purchase of land threatened by destruction (read more under our charity section).
For Sale/ To Let Boards
As a company we do believe there is a need to highlight our client's properties fully and therefore there is a need for the Estate Agents board. However again we have looked at ways of ensuring that we limit any damage to our planet and therefore our boards are created on a material called Correx which is printed from fully recycled materials. Once we have finished with them they can be 100% recycled. We also plan to erect our boards using an electric van with zero-emissions; this is due by December 2009.
We are committed to our vision and expect our staff to feel the same way, we therefore take time to train and highlight the reasons for our policies and get them to buy into our vision. With this in mind we have recycling facilities in our offices, which enable staff to avoid waste. This includes paper, glass and organic waste.