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MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR CULTURE AND INTERNAL PERFORMANCE

Voula Christou is ‘Head of Internal Operations and Scale-Up Champion’ for the Redmond Group and here Voula talks about how very proud and excited she is to champion the internal drive, for new and proposed processes and improvements, supporting the Redmond Group scale-up. And how Redmond Group have been signed up three years ago to the UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. In particular, is the business’s understanding of the importance of community and shared responsibility.

 

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on emissions is a wake-up call – as are continued warnings of an El Niño in 2020

The global lockdown is predicted to see annual carbon emissions reduce by 8%. This highlights what a huge challenge it will be to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030. Furthermore, there is a worry that emissions will increase at a faster rate than before as people shy away from public transport. This is why national economic post-COVID recovery plans need to include investment into the faster transition into a low carbon society – investment in renewable energy, clean tech, battery technology, cleaner industry and improvements in home energy efficiency.

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A Reflection on all of the World’s Priorities

COVID-19 is clearly the most immediately impactful of the world’s threats at the moment.  As are most of the companies and governments around the world, at Redmond Group Ltd we’re doing our best to protect our staff, and keep the business running as usual.

Although the virus may affect any public events supporting them, we would however like to take a small moment to also remember a couple of other important things happening in the world this weekend.

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World Wildlife Day – 3th March 2020

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 is World Wildlife Day.  2020’s theme is “Sustaining all life on Earth”, and celebrates the interconnected nature of the world’s biodiversity. Aligning with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) around climate action, clean water and sanitation, and life on land, there’s clear focus on the sustainable use of resources, and the conservation and protection of wildlife of all kinds.

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Redmond Group moves closer to 100% electric vehicle fleet

As we work on reducing our company’s negative impact on the environment as much as possible – and wherever we can – for the last two years our company fleet has consisted of mostly hybrid vehicles. And now, Redmond Group’s recent acquisition of a 100% electric vehicle for our Managing Director, Stephen Redmond, helps us move closer to one of our sustainability goals, which is to have a 100% electric fleet.

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The Ocean Cleanup Interceptors – ridding the world’s oceans and rivers of plastic

Redmond Group would like to give recognition to the excellent work being done by 25 year old Dutch engineer Boyan Slat, Founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, who has begun a worldwide operation to rid the world’s oceans from plastic contaminates using autonomous vehicles known as ‘Interceptors’, of which four have been built so far.

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Redmond Group bans single-use plastics

Our dolphins continue to die! Say ‘NO’ to single use plastics.

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We close the year by supporting International Human Solidarity Day – 20th December 2019

Today is also International Human Solidarity Day.  It’s a day that means a lot to us at Redmond Group, as its philosophy of inclusivity and respect for diversity is fundamental to our core values.  It’s something we reflect on regularly, not just at the end of the year, to make sure we continue to embed this ethos in our environment on a day to day basis. International Solidarity Day is…

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International Day for Biological Diversity

Redmond Group is committed to sustainability, the community, and the environment, and we proactively support the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Part of this is our privately funded work with our 5 Year Woodland Regeneration Programme, which links directly to UN Global Goal #15 – Life on Land.

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Bird huts provide a safe haven for our wildlife

We support wildlife in multiple ways, including our 5 Year Woodland Programme, our Cross Pollination Project, the work we do in allowing rehabilitated hedgehogs back into the wild, and of course our Community Zoo.  But did you know that – wherever space allows – we also install bird huts on site?

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Continuously improving the working environment for our operatives

Redmond Group continuously improve the working environment for our operatives, one way we do this is by introducing plants on our sites.

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Redmond Group Wildlife and Woodland Restoration Programme in full swing

A 5 year Restoration Programme is in full swing to mantain a sustainable environment to the Redmond Group’s woodland area and ensure there are safe habitats for wildlife.

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Redmond Group board member speaks up about Buildings of the Future

Redmond Group’s Non-executive Director, Dr Paul Toyne, explains why high quality affordable housing is a must in a future world.

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Cross-pollination of woodland

Cross-pollination of Redmond Group’s woodland area being aided by bees.

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Woodland regeneration plan update

We are up and running with our woodland 5-year regeneration plan.

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