Our Environmental Impact Statement 2023
We’ve been working extra hard this year to reduce our impact on our environment.
At Hangar HPC Cardiff, we are dedicated to continuous improvement in our sustainability practices. We believe that our actions today can make a significant impact on creating a greener, healthier world for future generations. These are the steps we’ve taken in 2023 to reduce our environmental impact and hopefully inspire our community to do the same.
Sustainable Cleaning Practices: At Hangar HPC, we understand the importance of a clean and healthy environment for our members. This year, we’ve taken a significant step towards sustainability by reducing our reliance on chemical cleaning agents. We’ve embraced steam cleaning technology, which uses the natural power of hot steam to sanitise and clean our facilities. This method not only minimizes our use of harsh chemicals but also lessens our dependence on plastics (used in packaging these chemicals) and reduces the environmental cost of transportation. Our commitment to using steam cleaning reflects our dedication to providing a safe, non-toxic environment for our members while protecting our planet.
Advancing Waste Management: In our journey towards environmental responsibility, we’ve achieved a remarkable milestone in waste management. We now recycle 97% of the soft plastics that come through our doors. This effort significantly reduces our contribution to landfill waste and underlines our commitment to a circular economy. By focusing on recycling, we are not just minimizing our environmental footprint but also setting an example for our members and community to follow. This initiative is part of our broader strategy to promote sustainable practices in all aspects of our operations, reinforcing our role as an environmentally conscious gym.
Paperless and Efficient Operations: Our move towards a paperless operation system is a testament to our commitment to reducing our environmental impact. By digitizing our accounting and communication processes, we are significantly cutting down on paper usage. This shift not only contributes to conserving forests and reducing waste but also streamlines our operations, making them more efficient and accessible. Our paperless approach is a step forward in embracing sustainable technologies, reducing our carbon footprint, and demonstrating our dedication to innovative solutions for environmental challenges.
Energy Efficiency and Smart Lighting: Energy conservation is a key aspect of our sustainability strategy. We have implemented light sensors and daylight sensors in key areas of our gym, including bathrooms, treatment rooms, and exterior spaces. These sensors ensure that lights are only in use when needed, greatly reducing our energy consumption. This not only lowers our carbon footprint but also aligns with our goal of being a responsible business that prioritizes environmental conservation. By using smart technology to manage our energy use, we are making a conscious effort to contribute to a more sustainable future.
Community Engagement and Food Waste Reduction: Our Pantry scheme, a cornerstone of our Community Project, is an innovative approach to address the critical issue of food waste. Through this initiative, we collect food that would otherwise go to waste and redistribute it within our local community. This not only helps in reducing food waste but also supports those in need, strengthening the bond between our gym and the community we serve. Our participation in a surplus food system underlines our commitment to social responsibility, reflecting our belief that environmental sustainability goes hand in hand with community welfare.
Transition to Reusable Resources: In our efforts to reduce our environmental impact, we have significantly reduced the use of disposable cleaning products, such as paper towels and wipes. Instead, we have adopted reusable cloths, which are sent for washing and reused. This initiative is part of our broader commitment to reducing waste and promoting a sustainable cycle of resource use. By choosing reusable materials over single-use options, we are not only minimizing our contribution to landfill waste but also embodying the principles of sustainability in our daily operations.