Us and the environment
Being environmentally conscious is an important part of running a modern responsible business. Not just making for good practice, these policies are often cost, as well as environment, saving practices and are therefore make sound business sense.
Naturally as high consumers of paper and board we have a self regulated paper and cardboard recycling program. Our only toxic waste is in the form of Laser toners and ink cartridges. We are part of a scheme that sees these products replenished before recycling.
Where possible we run a paper reduced office. Unfortunately paper free is virtually impossible but as new technologies and programs become available we are increasingly able to reduce the amount we print or post. Around 80% of our project management and administration is done electronically through our internal systems.
We run Apple Mac computers. Apple are one of the most responsible manufacturers of computers. As well as being great machines to work with we also love them for their green credentials. We do have a lonely PC for web and multimedia testing. Visit www.apple.com/environment for more information.
We have a full power down policy over night. No machines, lights or appliances are left on that do not need to be.
We always recommend paper from sustainable sources such as managed forests. This is often better than using recycled paper which can have a high chemical content to help bind the damaged paper fibres.
Travel remains a challenge. Our central Sevenoaks location mean that some of us get the train, others (occasionally) cycle, but the car is still the most common transport method for the daily commute. Many international projects see us travelling abroad. Meeting foreign clients or overseeing projects will often involve air travel. In every case the most cost efficient method is always taken. The vast majority of this cost is fuel influenced. Where we can keep these costs low we not only save money for our customers but also help reduce CO2 output and resource consumption.
After direct involvement with a South African project in 2001 (Thandi) we are very aware of the good that Fairtrade projects do for both the communities involved as well as the industries they operate in. Where possible we try to support Fairtrade projects. (We drink a lot of Fairtrade coffee.)
We are lucky. We live in the modern world with many privileges that others throughout the world do not have.
Each year we support a charity. Our selection is often emotive. This year we are supporting Sightsavers www.sightsavers.org. Obviously sight is so very important to us as designers and we hope that this way we are helping those less fortunate than ourselves.
In July of 2010 Hansell Design were a main sponsor of “The Semillons”, A charity event for the wine industry to raise money for Everyman. Hugely popular, The Semillons event saw key male figures in the wine industry putting on a ‘special show’ for all the ladies of the trade. As well as the event identity and website, Hansell Design also supplied 4 “Butlers in the buff” to serve Champagne to the audience wearing little else than a bow tie and waiters apron.
We have always been a fair and equal employer with a positive, prejudice free, working environment. If you are interested in working for Hansell please contact Matthew Eamer, sending any information or material that you believe would support your consideration. Please be aware that we are not currently advertising for any positions but your details will be held on file in confidence and should a position become available we may contact you in the future.
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We are familiar and accomplished at working with many of these organisations recommendations. We allow for all levels of accessibility across our products and services and are happy to advise on, or work to the required standards for any project.
Hansell is a registered company. Our registration details are available in the terms and conditions of the site. Click here to learn more. If you would like more information about any of our corporate responsibilities, processes or procedures. Or if you have any concerns about important values that you believe we should be aware of or consider then please feel free to contact us. Call us on 01732 743455 or email us.