Bathroom mirrors, cabinets, furniture and accessories supplier HiB has partnered with sustainability and carbon recording platform Zellar, as part of the company’s vision to become more environmentally friendly.
To support the business’ journey towards a more sustainable future, HiB will be using the platform to measure and reduce carbon usage as well as support projects that promote diversity and wildlife, ensuring that improvements have a wider positive impact beyond the company’s sites across the UK.
The company says that this is the next step in its corporate social responsibility (CSR) journey, which will see the business focus on its approach to its people, products and supply chain, as well as the environmental impact of its operations. The partnership with Zellar will allow HiB to benchmark carbon usage and record investments and activities in order to improve sustainability across the business.
HiB MD Robert Ginsberg said: “Making a substantial difference to the world we live in is a key part of our vision. To ensure that we are doing our utmost to reduce our carbon footprint and preserve our environment, we have partnered with Zellar, a platform that will allow us to measure, monitor and update this aspect of our CSR data. Being able to track our emissions effectively will help us as we start the next chapter of our sustainability journey as we improve our operations, products and procedures to become a more environmentally-friendly and socially-conscious business.”
Research conducted by HiB’s in-house CSR team identified areas that could benefit from more sustainable materials and greener energy. As part of the ongoing focus on CSR, HiB has installed a number of electric car charging points, increased the number of electric vehicles used as part of the company’s fleet, invested in solar panels at it’s Inspire House national distribution centre and is working with suppliers to find sustainable alternatives for packaging. But this is just the start of the journey, as work is underway to continue the company’s vision of making a difference, with more changes and improvements on the horizon.
Talking about the partnership, Zellar founder and CEO Gary Styles said: “We’re building a community of businesses that are committed to taking action to become sustainable and to reach Net Zero as soon as they can. There is no reason for any business to delay their efforts to become greener – our platform makes it easy for any company to start becoming more sustainable today. We’re delighted that HiB has joined us on our journey.”