Autonet Insurance Continues to Stay Green in 2013

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Insurance broker uses new stationary provider.

We are doing our part to protect the environment where we can and continue to stay ‘as green as possible.

Autonet Insurance has always taken steps to ensure they are as eco-friendly as possible. With this in mind, the Staffordshire based insurance broker has recently moved to office supplier, Bates Office, to provide them with a new, greener type of A4 office paper.

The majority of successful organisations in today’s society are constantly looking at options in which to improve the way their offices operate and stay ‘as green as possible’. Although computer technology has played a massive role in the reduction of paper use, businesses such as Autonet Insurance still rely heavily on paper based correspondents for customers who wish to have insurance documents sent to them through the post rather than via electronic mail.

The broker is trying to get as many of their customers as possible to receive documentation via email and for those customers that have an email address this process will happen automatically. If a customer still wishes to receive their insurance documents via the post then this request will be met whilst explaining the benefits to ‘going electronic’.

After having a meeting with the national based office suppliers, Autonet Insurance has chosen to use one of their unique products which is a type of paper made from the waste straw after wheat has been harvested. This paper is completely wood free and has multiple environmental impacts including the reduction in greenhouse gasses and a lower carbon footprint of transportation compared to recycled paper.

Not only does this new deal benefit the environment through the production of the ‘Harvest’ wood free paper, but also has a significant reduction in cost to the insurance broker when purchasing reams of the product in bulk.

Managing Director of Autonet Insurance, Ian Donaldson commented: “We have always tried to stay as environmentally friendly as possible. Using this new, innovative paper, will mean as a company, we are doing our part to protect the environment where we can and continue to stay ‘as green as possible'."

The UKs largest independently owned van insurance broker also uses a company to dispose of old PC units that are no longer needed according to directives that have been put in place throughout Europe. Where applicable, Autonet Insurance will also format internal data drives to re-use in new machines, again recycling equipment where they can. As well as IT and PC recycling, the broker has confidential waste paper bins that are emptied fortnightly, with the contents being disposed of by an external recycling business.

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Mark Bakharia
Autonet Insurance Group
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