Here at Presentation Design Services, we accept that our existence and output as a business has an effect on the local and global environment and that we need to be accountable for this.
We are committed to leading the industry in minimising the impact of our activities on the environment and supporting a sustainable and positive future for generations to come. We are dedicated to having, wherever possible, a positive, rather than negative effect on the world in which we operate.
We are working hard to hit outstanding levels when it comes to recycling, carbon offset, reducing waste of all types and supporting local and international charity efforts that go some way towards evening out the imbalance that exists between people of different societies and cultures. We do not take the environmental and compassionate responsibility issues presented to us as a business lightly; it is not something we simply pay lip service to because it’s good for a company’s image. It’s embedded in our company culture and underpins everything we do.
If you can… you should…
The corporate and live events industry is often extremely wasteful and short lived. It spends little time being concerned for longevity or the consequences of its existence. But this is what we do and this is our industry – so we are working hard to change by example.
We aim to minimise our impact on the environment wherever possible and where it cannot be avoided, make efforts to cancel out the damage in other ways.
Wherever possible, rather than throwing anything away, we rehome items through family charities, play centres and freecycle sites. Where something is not reusable, we recycle almost everything about it – wood, plastic, metal, fabric, paper, cardboard, glass.
We only use biodegradable packing materials and we offset all our fuel, trucking and vehicle movements. All of our warehouse and office electricity is sourced solely from renewable supplies – wind, water and tidal. All our day to day office supplies are ethically and organically sourced.
We’re in a fortunate place here at Presentation Design Services. We’re really good at what we do and that means that we’re a growing, stable and successful company – and we make profit.
However, we are strong believers in compassionate capitalism. Growing strong and profitable as a company walks hand in hand with a responsibility to support those for whom life is a much greater struggle.
We accept that we exist in a world where there is an enormous variation in the distribution of wealth and resources and being on the lucky side of that imbalance is not something we take lightly. We give constant financial support to chosen charitable organisations locally and internationally in an effort to help even out the inequality.
“The highest use of capital is not to make more money but to make money do more for the betterment of life.”
There isn’t space here to list everything we do, and it’s not something we necessarily want to use as an advertising tool. However, we would like to share with you one example of our support for people working hard for those less fortunate.
Ronaken School, Nakuru, Kenya
We sponsor a food programme in Ronaken School in Western Kenya through grass roots charity startsmall – www.startsmall.org.uk
Over 200 children who are likely to get no other food in their lives are fed at the school every day, entirely funded by our sponsorship. We pay for the food, we pay for the staff who cook it and we pay the charity to facilitate the work.
Are you one of our clients? Whilst you eat your lunch today, be aware that you also helped give lunch to some of the poorest kids in the world.
“…if you can, you should...”