Our Sustainability Journey
We are committed to change – making improvements which will have a positive impact on our staff, our business, and most importantly, the planet. As such, we are working towards net zero.
To achieve this, we have formed a Corporate Social Responsibility Taskforce. Representatives from all departments meet regularly to discuss our journey to net zero, address immediate concerns, long-term targets, and agree and implement actions. It is an open forum and anyone from within the business is welcome.
For greater accountability, we have also joined Greener Footprints 30 for 2030 campaign. Launched by the Herefordshire Climate and Nature Action Partnership, we are tracking our progress alongside 29 other Herefordshire-based businesses, and in turn, we are playing our part in helping the county realise its ambition to be net zero by 2030.
Positive actions include installing solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of our office, electric cars for directors and sales staff, installation of energy efficient lighting in the factories, replacing company vehicles with bicycles for staff to make short journeys between company premises on Rotherwas Industrial Estate, and employing an ambitious recycling programme. The latter is supported by third-party supplier, Hereford’s Pedicargo Recycling Service which collects trade waste by bike that is then compacted, shredded and recycled.
Getting involved in charity activities is an excellent way of building and strengthening bonds within the Taylor Lane team, and on occasion, with suppliers, customers and communities. The benefits are far-reaching.
Taylor Lane hosts and supports fundraising and charitable events throughout the year. We regularly participate in national charity days such as Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, Children in Need and Macmillan Coffee Morning. We also raise money through our culinary contests, whether it’s curries, pies or cakes!
Charity golf days have proved a popular and lucrative fundraiser over the years. We partner with our sister company, Marches Building Supplies to host a day’s play at our local golf course. Money is raised from hole sponsorship, raffle prizes, donations and participation.
Being a respected timber frame supplier, we are proud to have donated products and volunteered labour to the BBC’s DIY SOS team. We have worked on several projects including the DIY SOS Big Build in Weston-Super-Mare.
As a company we make an annual donation to Hereford Foodbank, comprising food stuffs donated by staff and the business, and money to buy fresh, perishable goods.
We support our staff in taking on challenges for charity – from running the London Marathon to a dip in the sea wearing fancy dress, on New Year’s Day!
Taylor Lane has been part of the fabric of Hereford for more than 40 years. We are very aware of our roots and actively look for opportunities to support our local community.
As such, we are involved in several initiatives which range from the donation of time, money and resources to collections on behalf of local charities and causes, for example, we currently provide player support to Ollie Hutcheson at Hereford Rugby Club.
We are also a proud, long-standing business supporter of The Courtyard, Hereford – a community arts centre. Our contribution helps with the upkeep and running of this inspirational charity.
Where possible we engage with local suppliers, working together to build long-term partnerships. Many of our professional service providers are located within the county.