Sustainability is our way of life

For We are Vista, being responsible isn’t an add on, it's incorporated into every job it delivers and every process it lives by

 

At the start of 2015, We are Vista set itself ambitious targets for what it wanted to achieve in five years.It's not all about the money, it’s about how to reduce its impact as a business on the environment and its wider community.

Its five-year plan includes the following key targets:

  • 20 per cent decrease in office energy consumption by 2020

  • 30 per cent decrease in waste to landfill and recycling by 2020

  • 20 per cent reduction in business travel and 8 per cent in commuting to work by 2020

Achievements throughout 2016:

  • Reduced carbon Footprint by 43.65 per cent

  • Reduced waste we generate by 26.88 per cent

  • Reduced carbon footprint for business travel by 37.75 per cent

  • Reduced commuting travel carbon footprint by 0.43 per cent

  • Certified Platinum in the BITC Environment index

  • Accredited Silver by Investors in People

  • Received Best Companies accreditation 2017

  • Certified ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO20121 and OHSAS18001

  • Helped clients to be sustainable with our digital app, Vantage

  • Flying the flag for equality, with 49 per cent - 51 per cent F/M employees

  • 40 per cent of the board Female

  • 66 per cent of Senior Managers Female

  • Contributed £25,412.46 to Golden Owl Awards

  • Contributed £15,528 to Candlelighters

Our results can be seen in all their glory – and we’re well on the way to smashing our 2020 targets!

Want to be a more responsible business?

We are Vista's big three tips

1. Employee engagement. Find out what’s important to your staff, they’re your main stakeholders. Listen, engage and act on what they need and want from an employer. Engagement of staff will mean responsible business is an integral part of everyone’s role, not just an add on.

2. Get another perspective. We are Vista asks other key stakeholders, whether they believe it live up to its CR principles, and can demonstrate that it's taken steps to address areas of concern. It's not working responsibly for just its own needs, but making sure it is meeting the needs of its clients and supply chain.

3. Talk about it. Not ‘green washing’, but showing in every conversation, what it does as a company. Small conversations can lead to big changes – regardless of who the audience is.

James Wilkins, Managing Director, commented: “Our sustainable approach is what We are Vista has been built on. We believe implicitly in the power of our people to make a difference to everyone we deal with – our clients, our colleagues, our environment and our local communities – and at Vista every person is empowered to learn, innovate and drive change.”