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Mercury launches new sustainability initiatives
Posted by: Evan O'Quigley  /  22nd Aug, 2019  /  CSR & Sustainability, News

At Mercury, we believe in doing things smarter, better and more sustainable. We have many company initiatives in place to encourage greater environmental management. We have launched a number of new sustainability initiatives in 2019 as part of our mission to focus on the enhancement of development in technology, wellbeing and the built environment.

Examples of these initiatives include:

Sustainability committee & work groups – Our dedicated sustainability committee and our EHS department work to implement sustainable initiatives across Mercury.

Commuting schemes – We encourage and promote a green environment and the reduction of fossil fuel emissions through a variety of employee commuter schemes. As such, all Mercury employees can avail of the below:

  • Carpooling – We encourage and assist employees to carpool together, helping our staff drive smarter and more sustainably every day.
  • Cycle to work – Our Cycle to Work initiative gives our team the opportunity to sacrifice part of their salary in return for a bicycle and/or selected safety equipment to use for journeys to and from work, saving them up to 52% of the costs through their taxes.
  • TaxSaver commuter tickets – We encourage our staff to use public transport where possible and sensible. Mercury employees can have their commuter tickets deducted through their salary, saving up to 52% of the costs through their taxes.

Paperless office – Mercury operates in an increasingly paperless environment, with all documents saved and shared on our secure internal cloud document storage & collaboration solution, reducing printing requirements across all our global sites and offices. Mercury also uses DocuSign, saving 80,000 sheets of paper being printed every year.

Recycling – We have recently invested in new recycling initiatives, with all of our waste paper, toner cartridges, batteries, cardboard and plastic containers recycled responsibly.

Waste reduction – We also recently announced a new initiative to remove all single-use coffee and water cups across our office and replace them with multi-use keep cups and water bottles, on average saving over 50,000 cups – a huge benefit to our environment!

Energy management – We take active steps to manage our energy requirements responsibly and reduce our carbon footprint. We ensure that all our electronics are switched off outside of business hours and over weekends and holidays.

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At Mercury, we recognise the diversity of the different regions and industries in which we work and adapt our working practices to accommodate those differences accordingly. Our success in recent years has led to continuous growth, new opportunities and expansion into brave new territories and markets.

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