MVIS | MVIS Helps Plant a Future with the Carbon Club
As an organisation, MVIS is always looking for ways to improve its contribution to the community, in line with its commitments as a responsible business.
In an effort to address the company’s carbon footprint, MVIS has looked to Forest Carbon, who have an initiative called ‘Carbon Club’, which was set up to allow smaller organisations and businesses to address their climate impact.
Purchasing ‘carbon credits’ allows Forest Carbon to plant trees and create new woodlands in the UK on our behalf, which will sequester greenhouse gases (GHGs) from the atmosphere in the years to come.
MVIS is also committing to the initiative fully by buying extra credits and planting more trees for each contract its customers places with the business. Whilst not fully offsetting operations just yet, MVIS is moving in the right direction to position itself for full carbon neutrality over the next few years.
Doing this allows MVIS customers to also benefit from the company’s activities, offering them an environmentally focused supplier who engages with environmental responsibilities, which for many of MVIS’ customers is a very important aspect for their environmental commitments too.
But, MVIS doesn’t stop there. Having quality checks done on all of its suppliers and using local suppliers is a small thing that MVIS does to nurture the relationship between the company and society.
MVIS’ social responsibility to the local surroundings means always being on the lookout for actions that it can take to improve its impact on the environment. During staff training MVIS likes to address and discuss what further actions can be taken in becoming more environmentally friendly and due to this, the company currently has a bee house and flower bed alongside a hedgehog house. Small actions which may be overlooked by some, however giving back to the environment and local wildlife is vital in working towards a cleaner, safer world.
When it comes to day to day works and its carbon footprint, MVIS aims to give back to the environment as much as possible. The company also promotes an in-house recycling scheme and use flatbed transit vans for deliveries and collections of its units.
These vans allow MVIS to be able to transport multiple units in one single trip, minimising fuel consumption and time on the roads. Equipping units with directional solar panels as well as batteries means that they can be powered completely by solar, reducing the battery changes needed on longer hires and aiding to a reduced carbon footprint.
An additional aspect of corporate responsibility that the company has been addressing head-on recently is its local environment. Partaking in litter picks, ensuring the local wildlife system is thriving around the company’s Matlock HQ and also having energy-efficient lighting and heating installed within the business are a few ways that MVIS delivers when it comes to giving back to the community.
For more information about MVIS environmental policies, please see the ‘Environment’ section on the company’s Safety Hub.