Here at Stori, we are fully committed to advancing sustainability within our organisation. We’re dedicated to adopting more eco-friendly practices and reducing our environmental footprint.
One significant step we’ve taken is the establishment of our Sustainability Working Group. This group consists of dedicated individuals from across Stori who come together to explore ways to embed sustainability at the heart of our operations. While this group is still in its early stages, its members have already begun to implement positive changes to enhance sustainability at Stori.
A notable example of this is how we approach to waste items. We realise that even waste items have value and can be repurposed. Whether through donation or recycling, we aim to divert items from landfills and contribute to other communities by sharing our surplus.
Some of the ways we have done this include:
- Partnering with Cartridges4Charity, a charity dedicated to recycling old printer cartridges to support the Against Malaria Foundation. Through our cartridge donations, we’ve raised funds for 32 Anti-Mosquito Bed Nets that will be distributed by the Against Malaria Foundation.
- When we needed to clear out one of our offices, we collaborated with local charities to ensure that the furniture didn’t end up in a landfill. We also offered this furniture to our clients, encouraging them to upcycle and give these items a fresh lease on life.
- We work with local supermarkets to distribute food to stop it going to landfill and to support our clients in the cost-of-living crisis.
- Where possible, in our offices we try to be paperless.
We acknowledge that enhancing our recycling efforts represents just the initial step towards achieving greater sustainability. To further advance our sustainability endeavours, we recognise the need for significant changes in our operational practices. An example of this is the active role being taken by Verity Hayes, the Operations Manager for Swansea, who is leading the charge in incorporating Circular Economy principles into our organisational approach after she completed the Circular Economy Innovation Communities Programme (CEIC) funded by the Welsh Government.
Verity says “Having attended the 10-month CEIC course I can certainly say how vital the Circular Economy is to improving sustainability within the organisation. Attending the course and learning about circular economy has made me look and evaluate many of Stori’s processes and how we can be more sustainable.”
As an organisation we’re excited to continue finding ways to embed the practices of circular economy into the way we work, and to support other members of our teams to attend the CEIC programme.
On Sustainability Day 2023, we are excited to reaffirm our dedication to sustainability and our commitment to making a positive impact on both our organisation and the world at large.