As an environmental consultancy, Hydro-GIS strive to reduce our impact on the environment and limit emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases which contribute to global warming.
Since 2004, Hydro-GIS has been committed to greener travel – reducing the need for unnecessary business travel and encouraging the use of sustainable forms of transport where travel is necessary.
- All of our employees have the option to work remotely and meetings are usually held via video conferencing
- We collect and monitor business air and land miles
- Sustainable transport is maximised – we encourage the use of bus, rail, walking and cycling
- We always purchase carbon off set for any business travel when available
Ultra Low Emission Vehicles
In 2017, we adopted our first hybrid company car, then in March 2020 this was replaced with a fully electric vehicle. The impact of this, in combination with our increased use of other sustainable transport, has been a significant reduction in our transport related carbon emissions.
Our vehicle leasing provider, DriveElectric, invited us to attend an EV Festival earlier this month. The event, named ‘Fully Charged LIVE‘, gave us a fantastic opportunity to not only see a wide range of new EV models, but also explore other clean energy solutions such as heat pumps, smart thermal storage and zero emission boilers. Our office is already using electricity from solar panels, so we were excited to see what other green investments are available for us moving forward.
Positive actions for Climate Change
Hydro-GIS recognise that the increased risk of flooding is a direct result of anthropogenic induced climate change. In consideration of this, our organisation always promotes the following to staff and clients:
- The use of renewable energy for electrical power;
- Using alternatives to fossil fuel for heating and cooking;
- The use of electric and hybrid vehicles;
- Recycling and re-use of materials, especially plastics and textiles;
- Reducing the consumption of meat from grazing animals;
- Eating locally sourced fruit and vegetables and avoiding produce imported from great distances;
- Supporting organisations aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impact.