We’re dedicated to sourcing and delivering our gifts and flowers using solutions which support the protection and sustainability of our local environment here in Darlington, and on a global scale too.
It’s a priority that we take every opportunity to make the necessary changes to ensure every stage of our gifting process is as environmentally friendly as possible, from standard procedure and machinery in our warehouses, to the materials used to wrap our gifts.
We’ve recently removed polystyrene gift packing from our process and replaced it with a moulded cardboard casing for wines and champagnes – it protects your purchases from damage, and it’s recyclable.
Instead of the non-biodegradable bubble wrap or flow pack you might be used to seeing on delicate items, we now use a recycled protective product called Pad Pak, and our cardboard gift boxes are made with wood from a Norwegian forest where every felled tree is replaced threefold.
Here at STY headquarters, we’re running a number of policies that ensure we’re as environmentally friendly as possible throughout our working day.
Inside our premises, you’ll find sensor-driven lights which time out automatically in an empty room, eco-friendly lightbulbs, push taps and automatic hand dryers, which cut down on electricity and paper towel use.
We’ve also implemented some internal policies which all our employees uphold: always switching off computers and equipment when not in use (never standby!), printing only when necessary and recycling paper and plastic wherever possible.
Our processes also ensure that we conform to local regulations for recycling and the handling, elimination and disposal of dangerous material.
We’re always working hard to look after the world around us – if you think we’ve missed anything, or spot an opportunity to help us do better, please let us know.