Business Hero of the day – Ferrier Pearce


zero waste week heroes ferrier pearceDuring Zero Waste Week we’re meeting some amazing businesses who are reducing the amount sent to landfill by taking part in the week.

Today we’re talking to Ferrier Pearce who, as a creative industry, take inspiration from nature – and want to preserve it. Find out more…
Who are you?

We’re a leading independent group of creative agencies. We deliver fully integrated marketing communications services to consumer and B2B organisations.

It pays to be committed. Our combination of experience, passion, insight and imagination has led us to win numerous award for design effectiveness, digital impact, sustainable communications and sector-specific campaigns.

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How many of you work at Ferrier Pearce?

There are 42 of us in four locations.

What inspired you to take part in Zero Waste Week?

We are proud of our green credentials and of the fact that we were one of the first CarbonNeutral companies. We understand how important it is to reduce our environmental impact and this awareness is part of our DNA.

As creative-thinkers we enjoy playing to our strengths and relish the challenge to come up with innovative solutions to environmental problems. Earlier this year we challenged our team to select a particular area where they could reduce waste and documented our pledges.

We always strive to raise the bar and now we’d like to spread the word and encourage our clients and suppliers to get involved too.

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What is your Zero Waste Week pledge?

In the spirit of Zero Waste Week we are exploring  ‘one more thing’ we can each do within the work environment to reduce our contribution to landfill. Each day of the official week we will be profiling one great idea.

What is the motivation for your pledge?

We’re pretty fond of the world we live in and want to make sure our natural resources are preserved for future generations. Working in the creative industry it’s important that we have fuel for our imaginations and the natural world is a constant source of inspiration.

What are some of the things you do on a day-to-day basis to reduce landfill waste?

  • Plastic bag ban
  • Left-over lunches/soup group
  • Office recycling programmes
  • Office milk delivery with recyclable glass bottles
  • Double-sided printing policy

What one tip would you give to other businesses that are inspired to reduce their landfill waste but don’t know where to start?

Begin by monitoring the waste produced by your office. Then you can identify areas where you can make improvements. For example, if there is a lot of paper waste you could instigate a double sided printing policy/computerised filing systems. Small changes can have a big impact and can lead to better practices.

Check out what the Ferrier Pearce team got up to in February to give you a flavour of what’s in store this week and have a browse of their Pinterest Board for pledge ideas:

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Rachelle Strauss

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