Our Sustainability

As a company, we believe in working with integrity right across our business.

We’re dedicated to growing our business and delivering results for our clients, but we also want to do it in the right way.

With that in mind, we are committed to sustainable practice; whether that is reducing our impact on the natural environment or contributing to the communities we are part of.

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Environment

At Emprise, our environmental policy is based on reducing wastage and carbon emissions wherever we can,
while focusing on recycling and compliance.

– We are accredited to ISO 14001 environmental management system by ISOQAR

– We have implemented an environmental management system based on the requirements of BS EN ISO 14001:2004

– Our waste management systems are designed to enhance our client’s environmental performance, including systems that achieve 0% waste to landfill

– We’ve introduced an environmentally friendly chemical range and a rationalisation of our product range, used exclusively across all sites

– We use energy and performance efficient equipment wherever possible

Community

We believe in building strong relationships and partnerships with people in our communities. As a national business, we engage in a whole range of activities, from charitable giving to corporate volunteering and the sponsorships of local sports teams and events.

Working alongside the British Library, we currently support two charities:

The Children’s Scrap Project and St Mungo’s Broadway, a charity which helps homeless people get into work.
The Children’s SCRAP Project was set up in 1978 based on an Australian concept of making good materials normally thrown away by industry available to children for arts and crafts. The charity has so far collected 40 five litre cans of paint, five large display cases and 1,000 Red Book storage trays from the British Library since spring 2014. Fifty per cent of the trays have been redistributed as of March 2015.
St Mungo’s Broadway helps people recover from the issues that create homelessness. The British Library and Emprise partnered with the charity to offer two applicants a month-long trial in the cleaning team. The trial worked very well and based on the success of the trial, Emprise and the British Library have since decided to implement a year-long contract with St Mungo’s from April 2015, where one new candidate will be provided with a three-month paid trial every quarter and also have the opportunity to do further training through Emprise.

Please do take a moment to look through our report which can be viewed at

Click here to view our Sustainability Report 2016