Caring for the Environment

Caring for the Environment

The way we live has a dramatic effect on our natural resources and the environment. We are committed, where possible, to minimising the impact our activities have on our eco system. We aim to trade with environmentally aware companies who have, or who are developing environmental policies, procedures and systems.

In addition we aim to reduce, recycle and reuse packaging wherever possible. Please don’t throw your laser and inkjet cartridges in the bin. We can supply you with a free recycle bin and collect it when it’s full.

If you care as much as us about the environment, then contact our customer services department to learn more about our extensive range of environmentally-friendly products.

At Rapide we endeavour to minimise the environmental impact of its work by implementing good environmental practice in all its dealings with external organisations.

Purchasing
When making purchasing decisions Rapide will favour products that:

  • Are made from recycled materials
  • Are designed for recyclability
  • Are deisgned to minimise pollution in the production, lifetime and disposal
  • Avoid over packaging
  • Are locally produced
  • Are fairly traded
  • Minimise energy consumption during their lifetime

Rapide will support suppliers who demonstrate  their commitment to these  principles through an environmental policy.

Technology
We actively encourage the use of technology, namely e-trading solutions and email, to reduce the amount of unnecessary paperwork and wastage. Our electronic solutions also make your business more efficient, saving you time and money.

Reduce, Re-use and Recycle
Rapide will use resources wisely by reducing resource use and re-using and recycling materials wherever possible.

Energy
Rapide will use energy efficently and thereby minimise the environmental impact of energy production.

Water
Rapide will seek to minimise water use and water pollution as a result of its activities.

Transport
Rapide will enable and encourage staff and visitors to Rapide’s premises and events to walk, cycle, use public transport or car share rather than travel alone by car.

Implementation
Rapide will ensure that these policies are implemented effectively and consistently.