You don’t like waste. We don’t like waste. From our earliest days, we’ve had an aversion to throwing things away. We care about the environment, so much so that we have been ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) certified since 2015. This means we’re pretty serious about our impact on the environment.
If you have ever visited the ADM offices, the signage encouraging environmental practices and offering guidance to staff will have stood out to you. We also sport 40+ solar panels at our offices, with previous involvement in the business of solar panels, fortnightly bin checks to ensure rules are being followed and a growing fleet of electric vehicles. We are also proudly involved in a number of environmental initiatives outside the workplace, such as the Green Schools program, and our Forest Schools program, where we have our own level 3 OCN training program in China, which helps train kindergarten teachers in forest schools to create better environmental awareness in a country where this is becoming increasingly an issue.
Managing Director's Garden
Being unable to travel and with more time at home, Managing Director Adrian Bryant decided to get his hands dirty and start a personal project of planting over 60 trees whilst locked down in 2020. With the hard work out the way and a wide array of different saplings successfully planted – we’re looking forward to seeing how this project develops over the coming years.
Green School Awards
The Green School Awards is a program that’s open to primary and secondary schools across the South-East. It celebrates best practice in six categories: green travel and road safety; energy conservation; nature conservation; health and well-being; recycling; and air pollution. Check out this video of our Managing Director, Adrian Bryant as interviewed by the KM Charity & Green School Awards team.
We have our own level 3 OCN training program in China, which helps train kindergarten teachers in forest schools to create better environmental awareness in a country where this is becoming increasingly an issue. Forest Schools also serve as an excellent way of encouraging creative thinking in young students whilst they learn important life skills they would not encounter in a traditional classroom environment.
Kent Wildlife Trust
When Sandwich and Pegwell Bay was declared a National Nature Reserve in 1999, ADM Computing were proud sponsors of the Kent Wildlife Trust. This meant we were fortunate enough to receive an invite and meet the wonderful Sir David Attenborough, who was officiating. We were even able to take a quick picture together to remember the day.
Sustainability in the workplace
In order to reduce our carbon footprint within the ADM offices, we’re proud to say:
- We continue to be ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) certified.
- We have 40 solar panels contributing to our electricity needs
- In 2019 we shifted to a more local waste & recycling provider, in an effort to reduce the amount of waste that doesn’t get recycled, whilst also reducing our carbon footprint.
- We have an increasing range of electric vehicles within our fleet, with 4 charging points at our offices.
- Alongside our car-sharing scheme, we also encourage all our staff to take advantage of the cycle to work scheme and have invested in multiple electric bikes as a result.