acclaim environmental statement

Acclaim takes its responsibility towards the environment very seriously and that is why we put our eco principles at the very heart of everything we do.

By acclaim driving team on 24th December 2010 in News

Acclaim takes its responsibility towards the environment very seriously and that is why we put our eco principles at the very heart of everything we do.

We realise that cars contribute heavily to CO2 emissions, but also appreciate that it is unrealistic to expect people to stop driving. We are therefore committed to having lower emission training vehicles and are currently investing in the energy-efficient Ford Fiesta 1.4TDCi, which has CO2 emissions of only 110g/km. This is recognised by government, who have set the road fund duty at zero in the first year and at £20 per year thereafter.

In addition to our training vehicles, Acclaim instructors understand the principles of eco-friendly driving and teach them as part of the normal curriculum.

In our offices we operate a ‘switch-off policy’ meaning that lights and heating are turned off whenever they are not being used. In addition we operate an office share policy at our Leicester Head Office, ensuring that we don’t waste resource on extra heating or lighting.

All of our business reports, including payslips, are generated and distributed via e-mail and we avoid the printing of any e-mail messages unless absolutely necessary. We only use digital photography and require the same of our suppliers, enabling us to e-mail pictures, without printing. We recycle all products were possible including paper, cardboard, plastic, envelopes and printer cartridges.

Finally, where we do use printed literature, such as promotional material, we ask the recipient to recycle, by passing it on!

Sylvia Yeo
Group Managing Director

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