Minimising our impact on the environment
Indigo is committed to minimising the effect of our business activities on the environment
Indigo Park Services UK Limited (Indigo) is committed to maximising the beneficial effect that the company’s services giveto the environment. We strive to achieve continuous improvement in ourenvironmental performance and will endeavour to act as a responsible steward ofthe environment at all times
Accredited Environmental Management System
Indigo’s Environmental Management System is fully accredited to ISO14001 by ACS Registrars. Regularly reviewed and audited both internally and externally this suite of procedures provides local Contract Managers with the tools to implement sustainable practices within their operations.
Our positive policy to promote a practical day-to-day commitment to the environment and contribution of time and effect in both management and technical terms has resulted in the reduction of the environmental impact of Indigo’s business activities in the following ways:
Reducing energy usage
Wherever possible change our lighting tubes from T8 to T5 energy saving bulbs reducing the electricity used and therefore further supporting the reduction in our carbon footprint. Furthermore, at our Mayfair car park we have installed a T8 micro-processor controlled energy optimiser module that monitors electricity levels and reduces energy used, this decreases the overall consumption of energy per day.
We are installing proximity sensors that will control the electricity flow within lighting and the pay on foot machines within a number of car parks. By having the pay on foot machines on standby until somebody needs to use them and by only having lights on when someone is walking through the car park ensures that electricity costs are reduced and maintenance and replacement costs of materials are reduced. This contributes heavily to our green initiatives.
All of our new car parks that we have designed (e.g. Lister Hospital and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital) incorporate these electricity savings aspects.
In our offices, factories and depots we use some 4.1 GWH of electricity each year. Approximately one half of our electricity consumption (1.9 GWH) is now supplied from renewable sources.
The construction sector currently wastes around £1.5bn in unused materials and sends some 25m tonnes of waste to landfill every year. Indigo companies have signed up to the Halving Waste to Landfill initiative. Indigo companies commit to playing their part in halving the amount of construction, demolition and excavation waste going to landfill by 2012. They will work to adopt and implement standards for best practice in reducing waste, recycling more and increasing the use of recycled and recovered materials.
CSR on a local level
At Indigo we believe that we have a responsibility to the communities in which we operate. We are committed to fostering strong and long-lasting relationships in the communities in which we operate and we actively encourage our employees to contribute positively to our communities. From small internal fundraising events through to sponsorship of local development schemes we ensure we do our best to support the local community across all of our sites in the UK.