We are actively involved in mitigating the impacts of climate change our owners both support and volunteer their time to social enterprises that promote and organise community ownership of renewable energy.
We’re not perfect and still have a lot to improve on; this is a work in progress for any business, but here we outline some of the actions we’ve taken so far:
Installing solar panels
Our storage buildings and Head Office are fitted with solar panels to reduce our carbon footprint.
Lighting inside our storage centres
All the lighting in the corridors and storage units is controlled by sensors which automatically turn on and off with the arrival and departure of customers. This ensures that no lights are left on in the warehouse unnecessarily and therefore reduces energy consumption.
External and security lighting is fitted with ambient light level sensors to ensure activation only when dark.
Approach to building
CityStore refurbishes and recycles existing buildings rather than building from new. This dramatically reduces the energy used in constructing a storage centre as it avoids demolishing the existing building and rebuilding from scratch.
Our boxes are manufactured using recycled materials. We sell a range of strong cardboard boxes in a variety of sizes. We encourage our customers to recycle or re-use the boxes after they have finished with them.
Commitment to reducing plastic
One of the biggest challenges, since much of the packing materials we sell comes pre-wrapped in plastic. We’re actively working with our suppliers to reduce the amount of plastic needed on products and moving to recyclable sources were possible.