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  • Replacing outdated equipment with more energy efficient and cost effective equivalents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...

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  • 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