Skyview Systems in Sudbury wins award in recognition of carbon emission reduction efforts
A Sudbury company, which specialises in weather monitoring, has been awarded a Suffolk Carbon Charter silver award for its carbon reduction efforts.
Skyview Systems was founded 30 years ago by managing director Nic Hart, and it is also managed by his daughters Zoe Duffy and Imogen Cunningham.
Based on Chilton Industrial Estate, the company delivers weather monitoring solutions to companies nationwide and, through its e-commerce shop, provides home weather-watching equipment, such as lightning detectors and rain monitors to householders.
The award goes to Suffolk organisations that are monitoring and actively reducing their carbon emissions and can demonstrate measurable progress in implementing a carbon reduction plan.
Since installing solar panels earlier this year, Skyview’s offices are now run completely on solar power.
The company uses unbleached recycled paper, encourages its 17-strong staff to lift share and has given all interested employees a FitBit watch to participate in its Skyview Step Challenge in a bid to leave the car at home. It has set up crisp packet and battery recycling points, and encourages staff to bring waste from home to recycle.
Future plans include leasing an electric staff pool car to be run on solar energy, upgrading its office heating to reduce its energy and buying land to plant trees.
Mr Hart said: “This award couldn’t have been presented at a more poignant time for global environmental sustainability. Measuring and protecting the environment remains at the heart of our business.
“As a team, we share a passion for the great outdoors and we are committed to leading by example when it comes to respecting our planet. Businesses should be doing all they can to reduce their carbon footprint and work with like-minded companies to do the same as, ultimately, we will all prosper from a greener outlook.”
Customers include turbine power stations, the London Eye, air ambulances and Felixstowe docks.
Go to www.skyview-systems.co.uk.