Environmental practices

As a distributor of virtual merchandise utilising its proprietary AEON platform, we do not empirically measure the impact of delivering our goods and services on the environment. However, our organisation and our members of staff are mindful of their environmental responsibilities, and we have adopted a number of environmentally-friendly initiatives in the workplace.

In an effort to promote and encourage the use of public transport, we provide our staff members with a shuttle bus which runs between the Sandton Gautrain Station and our head office in Grayston Drive.

All overhead lighting in our head office building is fitted with motion-activated sensors, ensuring that electricity is conserved when lighting is not required. In a similar manner, the water flow to all wash-hand basins is motion-controlled.

We electronically monitor fuel usage and driving styles in all company vehicles, with the aim of improving economical driving and decreasing vehicle emissions.

In our CSI programme, the 700 square metre Protea Glen Boys & Girls Club of South Africa was constructed using interlocking 217 000 plastic water bottles filled with sand inside a steel structure - without the need for bricks and mortar. This not only brought down the costs of construction, but also proved to be a most efficient and environmentally friendly building methodology, as 6.3 tons of plastic now sits inside the walls instead of on the road, or in our rivers or landfills.

Progression of Protea Glen Boys & Girls Club of South Africa