Environment and Sustainability
Environmental Mission Statement
Caring for the world around us
At Jimmy Green Marine, we are aware of the impact our business has on the earth and its resources.
We are committed to minimising this impact and preserving the environment around us as much as possible.
Rather than simply produce another policy, our aim is to approach our work in a way that supports our vision and values in balance with our professional needs.
Jimmy Green Marine truly believe that we have a responsibility to the local community, our customers, employees and business partners to continue our efforts to conserve resources, preserve natural habitats and prevent pollution.
We will actively and continuously seek to achieve our eco-friendly goals by:
- Working with our suppliers to encourage environmental impact best practice
- Encouraging internal discussion around new initiatives
- Integrating those new initiatives into our business process
- Developing and improving our internal systems to minimise the negative impact of our business on the environment
- Researching local initiatives that we can support
We feel particularly connected to the marine environment here at Jimmy Green. The sea provides the platform for our fun, but it needs our help.
We continually review our products and are expanding our range of eco-friendly alternatives which help our customers care for the environment. We take pride in sourcing products that are produced by Eco friendly companies such as cromox.
Waste and Recycling
Team Jimmy Green sort all the extraneous materials that we receive and any waste that we produce to ensure the minimum amount of waste goes into landfill each year.
All our finished plastic rope reels are stored until there is a sufficient quantity to return to LIROS for reuse.
Waste produced by internal activity such as eating and drinking is recycled or composted as required.
All other office waste is sorted and recycled as appropriate to minimise our impact on landfill.
Our main Rope Manufacturer LIROS, actively recycles ropes and grades the materials for reuse in other products.
We are launching an initiative for accepting old rope for recycling. We will extend this to include the Southampton Boat Show.
We are making it a local service to ensure that the carbon cost of transporting the rope to us does not outweigh the benefit.
We will collect and store unwanted rope until there is a sufficient quantity to efficiently return it to LIROS for recycling.
Our approach to packaging is based on the 4 R's - Remove, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
We sort all the packaging we receive and reuse everything from pallets and cardboard boxes to foam and bubble wrap.
Nothing is thrown away if it can be reclaimed for sensible employment.
Anything that we can't reclaim and reuse is sorted for recycling through an external professional service.
N.B. Wherever possible, we use paper potato sacks for wrapping our outbound parcels.
We have been doing this since the business began in 1981 because they are strong, light-weight and a biodegradable alternative to plastic.
We also offer a 'minimum retail packaging' option for customers at checkout which means that we can reduce the size of our outbound parcels and ensure that the superfluous materials are reused or recycled as appropriate.
We strive to lower our ecological footprint by making smarter decisions regarding energy use. More information to follow.