Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable and Environmental Awareness
Ubiquity like to lead the field – we have recently become involved with 9trees.org to ensure that we take practicable steps to offset our carbon footprint as a business.
9Trees CIC is a not-for profit Community Interest Company, set up by a group of people determined to make a positive impact on the environment. The Directors of 9Trees come from a nature conservation background and promoting native wildlife and sustainable woodland sites is at the core of their mission.
Ubiquity are proud to be working towards becoming a Certified B Corp business.
B Corp core values are to increase awareness on environmental and sustainable issues, reduce energy consumption, improve waste management, reduce carbon emissions and increase carbon offset.
Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose.
A global movement of people using business as a force for good, the values and aspirations of the B Corp community are embedded in the work that we do at Ubiquity. We look to use introduce ethical and Core B suppliers into our business and ensure that these suppliers operate ethically and accountable sustainable procedures. Where possible we look to trade with other Corp B businesses.
Reducing Energy Usage.
Ubiquity is based in serviced offices that were built in 1990 and have since been through three major refurbishments, each designed to make the building more efficient in terms of energy and sustainability.
With increasing environmental awareness, the building is currently undergoing work to change from a mixed mode ventilation environment, EPC rated C building to one that exhibits an A rating.
With that goal as a yard stick, the dated heating systems (20 % of the building left to do) is being replaced to A rated energy efficient heating and air conditioning.
The roof is future proofed for the addition of solar panels. The A rated units are developed by Mitsubishi and use less refrigerant than standard systems, proven to be less harmful to our environment and requiring less demand on the electricity supply.
All lighting is LED and movement sensor regulated. Staff at Ubiquity are environmentally aware, ensuring that dishwashers are used on minimum cycles and ensuring that all computers are turned off when not in use.
Water & Waste management.
All urinals movement sensitive and the toilets are set to minimum flush (6 Litre), the hand dryers are air only; providing more efficient drying than heat and air. Recycling bins are available throughout the offices and encourages staff to self-sort their recycling. However, dry mixed recycling (commonly known as Co-mingled Recycling) is an innovative solution that Ubiquity support with our non – confidential waste disposal.
Paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, drinks cans and food tins can all be mixed together in one single container. Our waste management company sorting and repurpose and waste that slips though the self-sort process.
Our confidential waste is shredded and then recycled through secure managed channels with our recycling company.
Working in Partnership with N2S.
Ubiquity are proud to work with N2S, a professional global services company specialising in optimising supply chain economics for businesses in the finance, telco, media and government sectors. Built upon a heritage of maximising value of end of life IT assets N2S offer services including data destruction, site clearance/de-installations, WEEE disposal and large-scale installation services. Global market leaders in the disposal and safe recycling of tech and exploratory bioleaching, N2S lead the way in bioleaching technology. Recently working in conjunction with Defra, N2S have built a relationship with Ubiquity, who provide marketing and creative media support to this innovative business.
Healthy Living & Working.
Ubiquity take our environment responsibilities very seriously – staff receive annual training on our environmental policies and are updated on the latest innovations to increase sustainability.
Account managers, where possible use public transport to travel to meet with our clients; where this is not possible, we offset the carbon emissions through Oblongtrees.com.
The shared office space is within 5 minutes walking distance of both a train and bus station, our staff are actively encouraged to attend work using public transport and walking. The car parking is ample, encouraging car share, there is also a secure cycle shed.
Within walking distance of the offices there are both Community Health and Leisure Clubs and private membership gyms.
Many of our employees are competitive sports people, competing in team and individual events, which is actively encouraged by the company.
Ubiquity have two relaxation, breakout areas in which to free form ideas or hold creative meetings. One inside and one outside, so that the weather can be enjoyed. There are two creche facilities within 500 meters, healthy work and home life balance is encouraged & recognised as being beneficial and productive to Ubiquity.