How green is our office?

How green is our office?

At Clinco we have a lot to think about in our day-to-day work. Analysing medical records requires total concentration.  However, we recently took some time out to carry out an environmental impact study on the green credentials of our workplace here at Discovery Park. In other words, just how green is our office?  These are some of our findings. 

Recycling and cutting down on waste

Medical records are very paper-heavy. Clinco produces up to 200kg of waste paper a week.  This is clean, printed paper.  The papers are  confidential and therefore need to be securely destroyed.  We use a shredding service that meets our ISO27001 data security requirements, but also recycles 100% of our waste paper produce.  This service plants a tree per 500 sacks of paper collected.  Our non-confidential waste from the office is also recycled with zero to landfill. Used printer cartridges are recycled, via our print supplier. 

we recently took some time out to carry out an environmental impact study on the green credentials of our workplace here at Discovery Park. In other words, just how green is our office?

Big contributions…

We are proud to say that at Discovery Park our energy comes entirely from renewable sources. All electrical systems including lighting, air-conditioning and heating are provided by Kent Renewable Energy Ltd, a local biomass plant, which in total saves  100,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year.

and little…

There is always more we can do to decrease our carbon footprint, in ways that are both big, and not so big. For example, we recently started to use refill bags for our office coffee, rather than buying a new jar each time we run out. On its  own, this is a small change. However together…

…it all adds up!