Sustainability | Runway East

Doing Good

We believe that businesses can and should be a force for good in the world, and we're determined to play our part. Here's what we've done so far – and what we've got in store.

Environment 

The climate emergency is real, and we’re determined that our services and buildings should be as planet-friendly as possible. We’re working on a full strategy and goals to achieve this to be implemented in 2022, but in the meantime we’ve made some swift decisions to minimise our impact on the environment. 

Energy and Waste

🌡 Smart thermostats and occupancy sensors installed to reduce energy usage

♻️ Comprehensive recycling program in all buildings

🥗 Food waste is composted

⚡️ 90% of our energy is renewable, 100% will be by 2023

New Buildings

🚚 All construction waste materials possible recycled during fit out

♲ Recycled materials preferenced in our fit outs

⚠️ Hazardous waste materials are responsibly disposed of

Site Services

🧼 Non-toxic cleaning products used

🚲 Bike storage increased in buildings to encourage cycling

🛑 Plastic use (especially single-use) decreased on site

Society

We believe we have a duty to our employees, customers and to wider society to run an inclusive company that positively contributes to local and global society. That’s why we’ve taken the following measures.

Supporting Local

📍 Preference to local and minority owned suppliers

🎗 All profits from on-site food and beverage sales donated to local charities

🎤 Free event and meeting space given to local charities and community groups

Inclusion

😀 Commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion in our recruitment process and training

🏳️‍🌈 Gender-neutral toilets implemented where possible

⚖️ Blind-hiring process deployed to reduce bias in the recruitment process

🚪 Dedicated free, reservable space at all sites for prayer and maternity needs

Being good employers

💰 All staff and contractors (including cleaners) are paid at the least a London Living Wage or Living Wage foundation wage if outside of London

🤲 Paid time off for volunteering for employees

🤗 Mental health days and support

🎁 A range of employee benefits and perks that go above and beyond

The Future

We know we’re only on the start of our journey to being the change we want to be in the world.

In 2022 we’ll be defining our full ESG strategy, which will be accompanied by an annual impact report and publicly available targets to ensure we’re held accountable to them by ourselves, our employees and our stakeholders. 

We've applied to become a B Corp and we're waiting to hear back — so keep your fingers crossed for us.

In the meantime, if you have any suggestions for improvements, or questions, regarding how we’re tackling environmental and social issues, hit the button below. Change is a conversation, and we’d love to have it with you.