Handsoff is a campaign to warn people and organisations of the dangers of using a mobile phone whilst driving. We have been supportive of this charity for a number of years, linking up with local police and education providers to keep the message strong. Handsoff have recently launched a brand new website which contains educational information and case studies about the risks of using a mobile phone whilst driving.
Visit the Handsoff website to find out more.
Working with the Child Protection Committee, we are training our retail staff about e-safety and the need to keep both parents and children educated about e-safety in the home environment. With a specific focus on making the Internet a safer place for children we consider this type of education, integral to being a responsible broadband provider.
The Jersey Directory Recycling
We also feel it is our responsibility to take care of the disposal of our telephone Directory and The Jersey Directory Recycling campaign has been running for over 15 years collecting over 40,000 annually. Every year collection points are set up in schools, supermarkets and Parish Halls making it as easy as possible for the public to access a suitable point. The directories are then shipped to the UK to be made into various recycled products.
We also run the 'books for books' campaign as an additional incentive for local schools. For very every 100 directories collected, schools can win £10 to spend on books and the School that collects the most directories wins a day out courtesy of JT. In 2010 the School that collected the most directories was Mont Nicolle and they win a day out with Jersey Heritage. Well done Mont Nicolle!
Online Billing Project
We all know how important it is to save paper and look after the environment and this is a key focus for JT. All our new campaigns and offers now require customers to sign up to online billing which reduces the number of paper bills we have to send out. It's very simple; you can have access to your accounts 24/7 and get email notifications when your next bill is due.