Our sustainability journey so far
Here at Out of Eden we are committed to doing things the right way, especially when it comes to fulfilling our core company value to treasure the environment.
We endeavour to source and supply items which reduce waste, reuse plastic and save time and energy across our product range to ensure our customers have the choice of the greenest hospitality amenities on the market. We believe it is crucial to practice what we preach within our own business too.
In doing all we can to reduce, reuse, recycle waste internally, we have proudly recycled an average of more than 90% of all waste accumulated over the last three years, including 7 tonnes of mixed plastic, 18 tonnes of polythene and a whopping 81 tonnes of cardboard.
We have also progressively made smaller changes in the last few years as part of our bid to go greener, such as organising team litter picks and swapping out the majority of our bubble wrap for recyclable Hexcel paper alternative.
Our commitment to greener business practices have been continuously recognised with our maintenance of the Cumbria Business Environment Network Gold status, which we have held since 2013 after first achieving Bronze status in 2003.
We know we still have a long way to go as our business is always evolving, but most importantly we hope you’ll join us on our sustainability journey towards a greener hospitality industry.
For several years Out of Eden has worked with World Vision to transform the lives of children and their families in the community of Libo Kemkem in Ethiopia.
In 2019 our help created brighter futures for 39,000 people.
These are some of the highlights of the life changing things that have been done.
• 4 wells constructed in communities and schools that
have increased access to clean drinking water for 500
families and 3,000 students.
• The distance people have to travel to access clean water
has been significantly reduced to less than 1 km, so children
no longer miss school to collect water.
• 45 reading clubs have been helped and 8 new reading clubs
established where children are able to develop their literacy
skills. 11-year-old Tinsae (pictured) attends community reading
clubs every weekend and has dreams of becoming a doctor.
• Enrolment rates in primary schools have increased
and school dropout rates declined.
Our holistic approach to business considers local impacts and global consequences. We are proud to have achieved the Cumbria Business Environment Network's Gold Award in recognition of progress in assessment and control of environment practice and also achieved a Silver Award from Investors in People.