Tops & Aspire have been taking steps to become a sustainable company.
What Tops & Aspire Are Doing...
- Making more use of occupancy and daylight sensors
- Changing light bulbs from fluorescent to LED
- Installing more time clocks and thermostats
- Fitting draught excluders to external doors and windows
- Encouragement from our colleagues to take up the Cycle To Work scheme
- Replacing outdated equipment with more energy efficient and cost effective equivalents
- Staff are aware of the cost of energy and the impact this has on the profitability of the business
- Staff are aware of the energy saving settings on office equipment
- Share energy saving schemes and appliances. Click here to find out more.
What Tops Day Nurseries Are Doing...
- Banned glitter to reduce the impact micro-plastics have in our oceans
- Bamboo toothbrushes to replace plastic ones
- Replacing disposable aprons with fabric and wipe-down materials
- Stopped buying straws or balloons or one use plastic cups, cutlery or plates
- Planting vegetables in the nursery garden
- Investing in Solar Panels and heat reflective filming
- Electric cars and bicycles for staff to use
- Magnets fitted to boilers to control heating more efficiently
- Reduced the amount of welcome packs handed out to new parents by sending them via email
- Making our own wet wipes instead of using shop bought wipes
- Recycling and up-cycling resources, shopping at charity shops, car boot sales and auctions
- Reducing the amount of deliveries
- Potty training at an earlier age to reduce the amount of nappies in landfill
- Launched and sponsored a new sustainability award alongside Dorset Venus Awards for 2018
What Aspire Are Doing...
- Introducing plants into the office
- Reducing printing by introducing dual screens and an online learner portal
- Fitting magnets and timers on boilers and electrical equipment to save energy
- Offering support for health and well-being to learners
- Employer and learner gifts are made from recyclable or biodegradable substances
- Wooden pens
- Staff are provided with bamboo lanyards, rather than those made from synthetic materials
- Staff are provided with a travel mug to avoid the use of one-use plastic cups
- Locate vacancies to apprentices in their local area
- Sponsored Queen Elizabeth’s school mini buses to reduce the amount of trips made in cars
- Sustainability is taught to learners during workshops