Sustainability in business
We understand and acknowledge that running our business effects the environment and has naturally increased since our inception date. However, we place high importance on minimising these effects to ensure our business operations do not negatively impact our environment.
Additionally, we understand the importance of continuing to contribute to our communities which is reflected in our recent corporate social responsibility (CSR) and individual volunteering activities.
Sustainability - energy consumption
As a subsidiary of LabTech, Runtech implements its own environmental policy whilst also adhering to LabTech’s policy.
Runtech operates from a single North London office based in Labs Atrium co-working building. Runtech employees also have roaming memberships, providing the option to work in any Labs building in Central London or Camden. If employees are attending client meetings in Central London, this reduces the need to travel back to North London as they have a base nearby.
All employees have a role to play in complying with our environmental objectives and are encouraged to make further suggestions in relation to initiatives we could undertake.
Runtech’s employees all contribute to minimising waste and ensuring electrical equipment, heating, and lights are turned off when not in use. By operating from a central London office location:
- 0% of our staff commute to the office by car
- 100% of our staff use public transport, walk, or cycle to the office.
Where possible, Runtech prefer to specify hardware manufactures that have environmental pledges and policies that align with Runtech’s policies.
Since its inception, Runtech has used Mango Logistics Group, a London-based courier and storage company with a commitment to sustainability. Mango is based in Central London, where the majority of Runtech’s clients are also located, making the courier service as environmentally friendly as possible. Mango makes ‘greener’ choices where possible, aligning with Runtech’s goals.
LabTech operates its business model in a way that protects and improves the local environment for future generations. Running a preventive maintenance programme — designed to reduce energy consumption and extend the life of assets.
LabTech has partnered with social enterprise iRecycle to manage waste distribution in Camden Market in an effort to tackle pollution in the borough. The scheme sees all general waste transported to Powerday’s material recycling facility via barge down the Grand Union Canal. This approach reduces landfill by over 50% by extracting over 17.5 tonnes of food and cardboard per week which is being recycled. LabTech’s ambition is to reduce Camden Market’s CO2 emissions by cutting down the number of vehicles on the road.
Additionally, LabTech supports the local community, local entrepreneurs, and start-ups. Partnering with local initiatives including Camden STEAM Employer to provide work experience opportunities for young people, and Knowledge Quarter (KQ), helping transform lives through knowledge and innovation.
More information on LabTech’s policy can be found here.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
As Audio Visual specialists, we understand the importance of how technology can help create engaging messages, reinforce key points, and provide an inclusive experience to those who can’t be there in person. Runtech employees are proud to utilise their skills and knowledge to support local charities.
- During the lockdown, Runtech donated and installed screens to Southwark Scouts, a UK charity that supports almost 600 young people. This donation benefited the entire scout district in being able to facilitate not only in-person adult training and learning with the children but also reaching all areas of the district online.
- This year, Runtech volunteered at Holloway Neighbourhood Group, a local North London charity, to install AV in their community centre. This allowed the charity to offer high-quality classes which can be accessed both in-person and online for those unable to travel.
Runtech is committed to promoting equality of opportunities for all staff and job applications. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make the best use of their skills and in which all decisions are based on merit.
Runtech employees are responsible for ensuring and maintaining our principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity and this policy applies at all levels within Runtech regardless of seniority or status.
Runtech is registered to take on students for apprentice work and additionally receives regular information from Middlesbrough College who have created an Audio-visual Technician apprenticeship standard and developed an Open University Foundation Degree in Audio- visual Technology.
Last updated 17/11/2022