Friday, 4 July 2014

CFH Docmail win Environmental Business Award at Bristol Post Business Awards

Managing Director Dave Broadway holds up the Award

CFH Docmail beat tough competition to collect the Environmental Business Award at the Bristol Post Business Awards.

The company picked up the award for its fossil fuel free postal service, Velopost, plus research work with the University of West England to reduce energy waste.

Velopost is a carbon free postal service which helps businesses and organizations in Bristol reduce their carbon footprint as well as save up to 40% on their postage costs.

CFH Docmail has been working with researchers at the University of West England to reduce energy waste throughout the company.

As a result of that research CFH has reduced its power consumption by over 20%, and installed Solar PEV roofs on two of the main roof spaces at the main site in 2014.

In addition to direct action CFH also plant trees in the UK to offset Carbon Dioxide generated by production of Docmail, making Docmail completely carbon neutral.

The Toptree initiative, in conjunction with the Woodland Trust, is responsible for planting more than 100,000 trees in the UK.

In March 2014 CFH launched “Urban Green” - an initiative intended to green the cities in which Velopost operates by tree planting in urban areas.

Urban Green tree planting has several benefits, including cleaning the air in city centres and helping to reduce flooding.

Dave Broadway, Managing Director of CFH Docmail, dedicated the award last night to the staff at CFH Docmail and Velopost:

“To be recognized for your environmental quality as a business is a proud achievement - particularly in a leading green city like Bristol where this is a lot of tough competition.”

“I would like to thank all of my staff at Docmail and plus everyone involved with the research. Without their dedication and hard work this award win wouldn’t have been possible”

Notes to Editors:
CFH Docmail released its research paper with the University of West England to the print community to help other businesses adopt similar environmental ‘good practice’.
For press information about the research paper or for interviews with Dave Broadway about Docmail and Velopost please contact Tom Dukeson or Linda Cohen from Lily Pad PR
Tel: 0844 3511484