We are very keen at Embrace to keep our impact on the environment to a minimum. Here are a few ways we do that:
- Running a Paperless Office
Insurance is notorious for the amount of paper that is shuffled around from desk to desk, from our office to your home and back. So not only are we saving the environment by relying on electronic documents for 99% of our policies, but it also saves everyone time and effort. And we just sold our only two upright filing cabinets as they were taking up space in our office for nothing. When we say paperless, we really mean it.
From Paper to cardboard, plastic to aluminum - we recycle it all. There are small blue bins near every desk, large categorized containers in the kitchen, and paper shred boxes that are taken to be recycled as well. As Embracers, we share responsibility and go the extra mile by taking all of these bins and bags home to make sure they're properly recycled.
- Working from Home
While coming into the office is always fun at Embrace (you never know which dog or cat is going to be sitting on your chair when you get in), we can also work from home with our laptops, saving gas, commuter stress, and laundry costs (no one knows you are still in your pajamas when you are at home).
And needless to say, we keep the office thermostat down in the winter and up in the summer. Every little bit helps, even double-sided printing when we have to print at all.