Environment and Sustainability Policy
Pure Leapfrog is an environmental charity committed to tackling climate change and supporting sustainable development in our communities, and globally. Carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emission reduction is core to Pure Leapfrog’s work. However, we recognise that while we work to achieve our charity’s objectives, we do create an environmental impact.
At Pure Leapfrog we actively review and monitor the projects we support, as well as our own events, transport, waste, procurement, energy and water reduction activities, seeking to continually improve our own environmental performance. We encourage our volunteers and stakeholders to do the same. We take the following steps to reduce our impact:
Carbon Reduction Projects
Pure Leapfrog draws upon the core skills of its executive team, trustees and supporters to carefully scrutinise the projects that apply for our support to ensure that the carbon benefit will be meaningful and that all areas of the environment, sustainability and corporate responsibility are considered.
Pure Leapfrog looks to purchase office equipment and stationery from suppliers demonstrating active environmental policies and/or sustainable practices.
Pure Leapfrog ensures all our events are planned to be as sustainable as possible. Travelling to and from events will be done in the most environmentally considerate manner, using public transport as the preferred means.
Pure Leapfrog team members are encouraged to use public transport when travelling to and from the office, or on business related travel. If a new office is rented, its proximity to public transport and cycling routes should be considered.
Energy and Water Reduction in the Office
Pure Leapfrog endeavours to work alongside our landlord to ensure the most efficient energy and water reduction practices are in place, and any changes are effectively communicated to staff (applicable where office is rented).
Waste Reduction in the Office
Pure Leapfrog encourages staff to produce less waste, and to reuse and recycle where ever possible. Bins and recycling facilities are provided in the office and are clearly signposted to manage waste segregation. Electrical equipment follows the WEEE guidelines and is responsibly disposed of by the owner. Pure Leapfrog will seek to monitor waste efficiency and encourage new initiatives as and when available.
Pure Leapfrog will monitor office waste and energy bills in conjunction with our landlord and seek to improve on our environmental impact when opportunities become available. New strategies and current policies will be reviewed annually to ensure all efforts towards carbon and emission reduction are in place.
Pure Leapfrog will measure its carbon footprint annually, and offset any emissions associated with its operations with at least Voluntary Carbon Standard credits.
This policy will be reviewed annually.
V2.0 – Last reviewed August 2019