We understand we have an impact on the environment in
a number of ways and aim to minimise any potential harmful effects which our
business may cause. We are committed to continuous improvements in our
environmental performance and the ability to reduce pollution.
We will, therefore, as a minimum:
Meet and where appropriate, exceed the requirements of legislation and
codes of practice.
Continue to develop and operate environmentally sound waste management
procedures to reduce the amount of material sent to landfill sites.
Continue to recycle materials wherever possible and promote the use of
recycling, particularly with materials such as paper, newspapers, magazines,
toner cartridges and aluminium cans.
Re-cycle - thestudio have a daily re-cycling collection from
FirstMile, recycling bins are placed around the venue and staff and delegates
are encouraged to re-cycle paper, plastic, glass, tins, newspapers and
cardboard. We re-cycle all of our vegetable oil into a scheme with one of our
food suppliers who then convert this waste oil into bio-diesel for its fleet.
Promote a purchasing policy with suppliers which will give preference to those
products which have been recycled and which will cause least harm to the
Actively source and promote the use of local suppliers, we use fresh and
sustainably sourced food products whenever possible, even growing our own herbs
on our roof garden.
Provide a PURE water system to provide all delegates thought the day with
filtered water in re-cycled glass bottles.
Encourage our team to introduce and embark on environmentally friendly schemes:
such as the cycle to work scheme.
Provide for the
secure storage of bicycles for those that cycle to our venues.
Reduce the amount of energy we consume by continuing to use energy saving
measures and by following recognised guidelines and codes of practice in our
property management. All of our meeting space lights are on movement sensors –
no people – no wasted light!
Pursue efficient water management by influencing water usage, monitoring
consumption and promoting water conservation. All of our toilet facilities are
fitted with water saving devices.
Increase the awareness of environmental responsibilities among staff and ensure
they have the knowledge and resources to minimise the environmental impact of
Use plain pencils rather than branded pens and re-cycle them into local schools.
In Birmingham we pass them to the Forest Arts Centre who distribute them to
local schools and projects. In Manchester, St Patricks Primary School.
We have been awarded the highest
GOLD level by Quality in Birmingham relating specifically to our
environmental practices and policies.The Hive which is the building we are located in Manchester is
BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) is the leading and most
widely used environmental assessment method for buildings. It sets the standard
for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de facto measure used
to describe a building's environmental performance.
BREEAM provides clients, developers, designers and others with
• market recognition for low environmental impact buildings
• assurance that best environmental practice is incorporated into a building
• inspiration to find innovative solutions that minimise the environmental
• a benchmark that is higher than regulation
• a tool to help reduce running costs, improve working and living environments
• a standard that demonstrates progress towards corporate and organisational
BREEAM addresses wide-ranging environmental and sustainability issues and
enables developers and designers to prove the environmental credentials of their
buildings to planners and clients. It:
• uses a straightforward scoring system that is transparent, easy to understand
and supported by evidence-based research
• has a positive influence on the design, construction and management of
• sets and maintains a robust technical standard with rigorous quality assurance
Implement these policies through a
co-ordinated environmental management system which will monitor our progress and
publish a performance report on an annual basis.