Keeping JT Green

Looking after the environment


Consideration for the environment has been recognised by JT as an important element to be integrated into our daily operational processes and management planning.

JT decided in 1997 it would develop an environmental policy with supporting objectives for the company to reduce our impact on the environment.  

The policy and objectives were approved June 1997 together with the establishment of the Environmental Group “Green Team” .  Today the JT Green Team has four members working on issues that both support the local environment through sponsorship and fund raising and benefit the employees and business by seeking ways to reduce, reuse and recycle for maximum efficiency and cost effectiveness.   

 

In order to continually evaluate our environmental impact, environmental issues are considered under six main headings to focus and allow for objective measurement.

  •   Waste Materials

  •   Transport

  •   Energy                  

  •   Water

  •   Network Development

  •   Purchasing

Environmental programmes

Environmental projects are an important part of developing staff awareness in green issues.  Some of our successes over the years are detailed below.

Eco-Active Business

In April 2008 we successfully applied to join the Eco-Active scheme run by the Planning & Environmental department.  The scheme provides a framework for measuring environmental impacts and making improvements to how efficiently and effectively resources are used.  In 2010 we applied for and were successful in achieving Level 2 membership.  In 2016 we again were re accredited as Level 2 members after submitting our application for scrutiny.

Alternative transport

We have a rolling programme of installing cycle racks and showers in many areas of accommodation to give staff the opportunity to use other forms of transport.  We feel that this is a very positive response as it not only helps the environment but also improves well-being of staff by encouraging them to take more exercise.  No1 Forum was recently completed with showers, changing facilities and lockers and is used extensively by employees.

Green Day

Green Day continues to be popular with staff, having raised thousands of pounds over the years from staff generosity.   Donations included new outdoor furniture for Jersey Hospice, RSPB bird boxes in the community, adoption of Ed the Fruit Bat and Jaya the Orang Utan at the Durrell Wildlife Trust.  We raised nearly £500 for the Jersey Hedgerow Campaign from our money raising efforts on Green Day.  In addition, five members of staff spent a half day working in Grouville cutting back growth around hedges planted the previous March.as part of the hedgerow maintenance project.

Environmental sponsorship

Support for the local environment is expressed by sponsorship and fund raising for environmental projects.  Many local charities have benefited by our fundraising that has subsequently been used for many green projects.

Recent beneficiaries include:

  •  Jersey Hospice                                
  • Action for Wildlife Jersey
  •  RSPB                                               
  • Gerard Le Claire Environmental Trust
  • The Jersey Hedgerow Campaign 
  •  Men of the Trees
  • Durell                              

For further details of our Environmental initiatives, contact Andy Holmes on Tel. 882199

   

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