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Staff signed a pledge and committed themselves to making Swire House a more sustainable workplace.
Staff signed a pledge and committed themselves to making Swire House a more sustainable workplace.


The Swire House Green Committee was convened in February 2018 and joined forces with the Finlays' Wellbeing initiative to become the Swire House Green & Wellbeing Committee ("SHGWC") in April 2019. The Committee is formed of staff from JS&S, Finlays and Swire Bulk to fully represent those working at Swire House in London.

The SHGWC is tasked with making Swire House a greener and healthier environment for all. In 2018, the committee took 'Recycling' as its focus. In an effort to reduce the use of single-use plastics, all staff were invited to a lunch-time event, where they were invited to sign a sustainability pledge and were given reusable cups and bottles. Further initiatives have included removing all desk waste bins – an idea that has seen a significant decrease in the amount of waste going to landfill.

In 2019, the committee has taken 'Energy' as its major theme. The building's temperature and timer settings have been adjusted to reduce consumption whilst maintaining comfort levels. Staff are being encouraged not to leave computers and monitors on standby, but to turn them off at the end of the day. Wireless computer keyboards and mice are now powered by rechargeable batteries and additional passive infrared sensors are being installed to ensure that office lights are automatically turned off when not in use.

To get the occupants of Swire House moving, staff have been challenged to record the distances they cover as part of their personal exercise regimes - be it walking, running, swimming, rowing or cycling. The aim is to achieve an office target of 30,000 miles, which is the distance from Swire House London to China and then back again via Africa. All distances are logged via the website myvirtualmission.com. Staff have risen to the challenge and participation has exceeded expectations. The Swire House team have so far covered 14,000 miles, are significantly ahead of schedule, and will soon cross from Myanmar into Bangladesh.
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