“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in”
Greek proverb


Our responsibilities

With the World's resources under increasing pressure it is important that all businesses large or small conduct themselves in a way that minimises their impact on the environment and on society. Being "Green" is about more than simply the products that you sell, it is also about the way that you do business, how and where you source your products & supplies, the packaging, and also the deliveries.

Because the use of transport is known to be one of the biggest contributors towards climate change it is important for any Company involved in the movement of goods to show that this is one area that they have taken action in to minimise the environmental impact of their business.

At Interex we take these responsibilities seriously and strive to incorporate environmental policies throughout all our business activities; some examples about how we do this are shown below:

 

Reduce, Re-use or Recycle

We shred all waste paper and cardboard to make packing materials

All our staff bring in their used cardboard, newspapers, magazines and polystyrene from home which we shred and then use. It is a condition of working here.

All pallets are re-used or recycled - where this is not possible they are used by local residents for garden projects or firewood.

Glass, plastics, toner & ink cartridges and batteries are recycled externally

All our printing is double sided

 

Reducing our carbon footprint

During the last 2 years we have made many improvements to our office & warehouse building and worked with suppliers to reduce the number of delivery vehicles:

  • Installed low energy high efficiency heating
  • Added additional roof insulation
  • Installed heavy duty clear curtaining at the warehouse door
  • Installed motion detecting light switches
  • Replaced nearly all office lighting with energy saving light bulbs
  • All electrical equipment is switched fully off when not in use
  • Electricity use is electronically monitored
  • Reduced daily deliveries from several local suppliers by consolidating orders which are delivered weekly or bi-weekly


Working towards having a positive impact on society

Though Interex is an International Trading Company we are also very much a local company and take pride in being part of our local community.

- Wherever possible we buy from local suppliers and trade people. This keeps our expenditure in the local community and minimises the environmental impact of delivery vehicles.
-Every year we support a local charity - this year (2012) it is the East Anglian Childrens Hospice (EACH) through the Treehouse Appeal and Help for Heroes

 

Business Ethics

We conduct our business with honesty and with respect for both the rights and opinions of our customers, employees, suppliers and all parties that contribute to, or are affected by our business. We expect all our associates to uphold the high ethical and moral standards we aspire to. In the market in which we trade it is important that our company is deemed as trustworthy in all respects.

Click here to download our Anti Bribery & Corruption Policy

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