Sustainability

We are committed to providing environmentally responsible solutions for charities and eCommerce businesses.

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Our sustainable approach.

We recognise that our day-to-day business activities impact the environment in both positive and negative ways, and we take our responsibility to proactively mitigate any harmful effects extremely seriously.

Your clients demand sustainability at every touchpoint of the customer journey, and our fulfilment and response solutions deliver this. For us, sustainability is non-negotiable.

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Environmentally Responsible Solutions

Our commitment to our environmental responsibility has never wavered, regardless of the economic conditions around us.

Sensitive to Nature

At Elovate, we recognise our impact on nature and wildlife, so we give back however we can, remaining sensitive to the environment.

Our 28-acre wildlife reserve provides a beautiful haven for nature, with 25 acres of wildflowers and 12,000 trees growing! In addition to this, our on-site lake, fed by rainwater harvesting, provides protection for the greater crested newt as well as an ecosystem for insects and wildlife.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We are committed to reducing, reusing, and recycling waste produced on-site. We do this through:

  • The City of York Council’s ‘Yorwaste’ recycling scheme
  • Recycling printer cartridges
  • Shredding, recycling, and reusing cardboard waste
  • Using recyclable packaging

Sustainable Packaging

Our commitment to sustainable packaging is demonstrated by our bespoke, biodegradable packaging options. We offer:

  • FSC or PEFC certified cardboard & paper dispatch notes
  • Plastic-free mailing bags made from paper starch
  • Eco-friendly paper padded bags
  • Paper-based tape
  • Shredded cardboard packaging using our specialist shredder & bailer
  • Multi-crease boxes, reducing the need for void fill

You can select whichever sustainable eCommerce packaging you need, only paying for what you use. Choose from premium white, natural, eco-friendly brown, or kraft finish. Alternatively, we can help you procure your own bespoke, branded packaging.

Get in touch today to find out how you can switch to sustainable eCommerce packaging that’s as scalable and efficient as it is environmentally friendly.

Our Carbon Footprint

We are focused on reducing our carbon footprint by using sustainable energy sources and reducing carbon emissions from transport.

With 400 solar panels on our York Distribution Centre roof, 33% of our energy needs are met by solar power. We use low energy induction and LED lighting across all offices, warehousing, and the site exterior, as well as passive infrared sensors in warehouse aisles, helping to reduce electricity usage by 75%!

Our staff are encouraged not just to reduce their power usage, but also to car share or cycle through our bike-to-work scheme. We’ve got electric vehicle charging points in the car park for those already travelling sustainably.

On top of this, we select courier partners who are strong on environmental sustainability, for example Royal Mail and Parcel Force, early adopters of the Carbon Trust Standard.

Sustainability & Ethics

We understand that many of our clients have specific requirements when it comes to sustainability and ethics.

Elovate has years of experience in meeting these precise requirements – whether fairtrade, ethical, eco-friendly, or vegan, it’s no problem. We’ll work with you to understand what your business or organisation needs and provide the sustainable solutions you and your customers or supporters demand.

Our dedicated account management team will work with you to find the best options for your requirements, providing an ethical and sustainable service without it costing the earth.