Support the Goals

What is the Support the Goals initiative?

In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 global goals - also known as the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. They are part of a plan to build a greener, fairer, better world by 2030.

Every positive action taken, no matter how small, has the power to make a difference and we all have a role in achieving them. If we all take an active part in championing at supporting the goals, our society will be better for all of us and the generations to come.

That’s why we have agreed to focus our support on four of the goals here at Pro2col, as a business and as a team.

Our Goals

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Our commitments

Pro2col prides itself on being a caring and responsible business. This means we take ownership of our part to play in the way that we impact the planet, and support our local and national communities wherever we can.

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Life on Land

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We plant trees.

1000 so far and counting!

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Carbon neutral.

We are a carbon neutral business!

MD James Lewis is passionate about the environment and doing our bit to combat climate change – and because of that it’s a fundamental principle that runs throughout the business.

On our 18th birthday this year we partnered with treeapp to organise a tree to be planted for every customer, partner, and staff member Pro2col has had over the years, which equates to 1000 trees! But we aren't stopping there.

We pledge to continue planting a tree for every deal placed with the business. 

Where can you find our trees?

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We wanted to plant trees to help combat climate change, but also take an opportunity to support communities that would benefit from the investment.

The beauty of treeapp is that they generate job opportunities in areas that would otherwise struggle. Not only that, but the communities in those areas will now be gaining employment in planting trees, rather than gaining employment linked to deforestation.

  • Guinea: We've had a few trees allocated to Guinea as the planting in Madagascar got slightly delayed due to prolonged droughts. 
  • Tanzania: Planting & seedling growing is happening and our tress are currently in a nursery.
  • Indonesia: Where our mangroves have been planted.
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Responsible Consumption

We are very passionate about responsible consumption across the business, and the three R's feature a lot throughout our company values policy. We take every step we can to ensure we act in the right way for the planet and future generations to come. We also play an active role in encouraging employees to purchase consciously - and offer solutions where we're able to. 

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Reduce

We actively reduce our waste by giving away any IT equipment that can be refurbished and reused that we have no need for. 

We purchase our energy from the ethical supplier Bulb and actively encourage conserving energy, turning off lights and plug sockets when not in use in order to reduce waste.

Pro2col offers a cycle to work scheme and hybrid working to reduce commutes and reduce carbon emissions. 

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Reuse

We provide reusable water bottles and have a water filter in the office to avoid the need for unnecessary bottled water purchases. 

We use local refill alternatives wherever we can e.g. Two Rivers Refill and Ethical Superstore, buying refillable milk and cleaning products. We've reduced the use of over 100 single use milk bottles per year!

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Recycle

We actively recycle all  items in the office. We've recycled 4000 crisp packets already!

We are also a recycling point for other non-household recycling items such as crisp packets, soft plastic, toothpaste tubes, batteries, printer cartridges.

Eco-friendly, conscious consumers

We support small and local businesses, buying locally and sustainably wherever possible.

  • For work anniversaries/birthdays we purchase gift vouchers from small, local, ethical retailers.
  • We champion eco-friendly purchases in the office, selecting sustainable suppliers.
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Life below Water

The MD James Lewis is very passionate about preserving marine life and our coastline. For years James had been organising beach cleans for the Marine Conservation Society, largely for the Great British Beach Clean.

Then one day James realised he had an entire workforce at his disposal. That's when he decided to offer staff a paid days work carrying out volunteering, with the opportunity to get involved in Pro2col beach cleans if we wished. Since then we have organised many events, which has resulted in the clearing of thousands of items of litter from the South Coast!

Team Beach Cleans

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Summer 2019

In 2019 we were joined by 48 Savills employees for a half day beach clean.
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September 2021

September 2021 our team collected 16kg of waste from Solent beach. BLOG >
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June 2022

In June 2022 we were joined by channel partners Softcat on a beach clean.

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Striving for Zero Hunger

The Pro2col team makes multiple donations to food banks each year. During the holidays we supported the local Christchurch food bank with a payday collection.

  • £400 worth of food donations in October 2020
  • 3 boxes of food, toiletries and other essentials donated in December 2021

We carry out Charity fundraising for organisations whenever we get the opportunity. We created a Christchurch Community Christmas jumper day fundraiser in aid of Save the Children.

If you'd like to help Pro2col in our endeavors to protect the planet, get in touch below.

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