How TLJ is planning for a sustainable future

For many businesses, the last thing needed as we emerge from the global COVID 19 pandemic is a lecture on saving the planet. Popularised in the 1960s with ‘Flower Power’ and the ‘Hippy’ movement, eco-awareness and green issues are now at the forefront of all mainstream political agendas and part of our everyday lexicon. Climate scientists have made it blindingly clear that there is at least some man-made component of what we now call ‘climate change’. Many climate activists claim it is the biggest threat facing mankind and, while the actions of some extremists can be rightfully criticised, here at TLJ we take the predictions seriously. As a company we have a responsibility to conduct our business in a manner which causes minimal damage to the environment and is sustainable for the foreseeable future.

Practical measures bringing real results

We have made great strides in embedding a sustainability culture within our business, and we share some of our ideas below. It's easy to be accused of 'greenwashing' when describing efforts in this area; nevertheless some of the everyday, practical measures we have taken include:

Working with customers to reduce environmental impact

We've also been able to extend our sustainability commitments to our customer-facing activities:

Introducing (more:trees)

One of the most exciting recent developments is our subscription to (more:trees). The organisation's goal is to help businesses and individuals take impactful climate action to secure the future of our planet now and for generations to come. They come up with novel and innovative ways to make sustainable actions easier, automatic and part of everyday business. A wide variety of carbon sequestration projects are offered, being at the forefront of climate action and developments providing the greatest offsetting and validation tools, technologies and projects.

AT TLJ we've made an ongoing commitment to planting and carbon sequestration via (more:trees). Our initial pledge was 1,000 new trees, which equates to approximately 300 tonnes of CO2 sequestered over the trees' lifetime. Take a look at our Virtual Forest here: TLJ Virtual Forest, and see our tracker widget (below). 

Click here to learn more about the work of (more:trees).

Some sobering climate change statistics

*Source: February 2022

Claire Martin, TLJ's HSQE Director, heads-up our environmental and sustainability initiatives. She comments:

It's easy to jump on the 'green' bandwagon and give lip service to environmental issues and sustainability. However I'm really proud that here at TLJ we've grasped the nettle and taken meaningful, measurable steps to reduce our environmental impact. From sponsored tree planting to recycled packaging and IS0 14001:2015 compliance, we hope that - even in a small way - we are contributing to a sustainable future.