Throughout all of our facilities, between Ireland and the UK, the O’Reilly Group have put small but significant changes in place which has helped reduce our carbon footprint.
Recycling facilities are in place in all canteen/kitchen areas across all offices and production plants. A list of relevant items that belong in the designated recycling areas are provided, to prevent cross contamination and to ensure all waste is disposed of correctly. There has also been a huge push on recycling within the office. There are designated bins provided for ink cartridges and other recyclable office materials dispersed throughout the Group’s offices.
As busy offices are a constant use of energy, we try our best to reduce our own energy consumption across all offices in the group. Notices are in place at each light switch reminding staff to turn the light off when not needed. The last person to leave a room is required to turn off the lights, for example, the last person to leave an office at the end of the day or the last person to leave the canteen at the end of lunch.
The O’Reilly Group are currently in talks regarding moving to complete solar power for all office buildings across the Group. The installation of solar panels has a number of benefits, particularly when looking at the environment. Powering all office building wholly through solar energy will have a significant impact to the company’s carbon footprint. Solar power is something that the O’Reilly Group are passionate to move towards in the coming years.
The changes, both big and small, that have been made across all O’Reilly Group facilities offer powerful advantages to the environment, while also greatly benefitting the company’s environmental ethos. We are proud that all staff have come on board to include these small but significant changes to their daily work life and look forward to making bigger changes in future.