Our Green Agenda
We are taking our first step to achieving net zero emissions by setting out Our Green Agenda, with the aim to becoming net zero by 2030.
ONE TREE PLANTED FOR EVERY PROPERTY SOLD
To help us offset our carbon footprint, Robert Leech has partnered with One Tree Planted and we pledge to plant a tree for every property we sell. As a potential client or a vendor you can choose where to plant your tree from from countries around the world including the UK.
Since 2014, One Tree Planted have planted over 40 million trees in more than 47 countries across the globe. In 2021, they more than doubled their impact from 2020 – with 23.5 million trees.
Find out more about the One Tree Planted Story.
WE’LL BE TRAVELLING LESS
Our three offices arrange around 3000 viewing appointments every year so travel to and from properties is one of the largest contributors to our carbon footprint, as our staff accompany prospective buyers and tenants on every viewing.
Recognising this is the area where we are making a big impact, we will be literally taking the first steps by making sure we walk to viewings where ever possible! Diary management will also play a big part: We will create block viewings of properties and also making sure we group viewings by location so we do not waste fuel travelling to and from the office. If applicable, we can also offer virtual viewings, especially if it is a first time viewing and the applicant lives out of the area and has a significant way to travel. This will help us reduce the amount of mileage to and from properties and therefore minimise fuel consumption associated with every property sale and let, whilst still being able to accompany buyers and tenants around a property either physically or online.
REDUCING OUR ENERGY USAGE
BEE FRIENDLY WITH ROBERT LEECH
We’re conscious that we want our canvessing to have a conscience.
Since May 2021 we have given out, for free, over 2000 bee friendly wild flower seed packets, equating to more than 10,000 plants. These have been distributed to 15 local primary schools as well as the general public via coffee shops and local events.