At Duncan and Todd Group, we are dedicated to creating a sustainable future for our planet and the communities we serve. Our commitment to sustainability is ingrained in our values and business practices. We recognise that as an optical and hearing care company, we have a responsibility to minimise our environmental impact and contribute positively to society.
1. Environmental Stewardship
We pledge to continuously assess and reduce our environmental footprint by:
Energy Efficiency: We will strive to reduce energy consumption in our stores and facilities through efficient lighting, heating, and cooling systems, as well as the use of renewable energy sources where feasible.
Waste Reduction: We are committed to minimising waste generation by promoting recycling, responsible packaging choices, and encouraging our customers to return and recycle their eyewear, contact lens packaging and hearing devices.
Sustainable Materials: We will prioritise the use of eco-friendly and sustainable materials in our products and packaging to reduce our reliance on non-renewable resources.
Carbon Footprint: We will work towards measuring and reducing our carbon emissions, both directly and indirectly related to our operations and supply chain.
2. Community Engagement
We will actively engage with our local communities to promote positive change:
Access to Care: We will strive to make eye and hearing care more accessible to our communities through initiatives such as free screenings and partnerships with charitable organisations.
Education and Awareness: We are committed to raising awareness about the importance of regular eye and ear health checks, as well as educating our customers about sustainable products and recycling.
Local Support: We will support local businesses, whenever possible, to contribute to the economic well-being of the communities in which we operate.
3. Ethical Business Practices
We will uphold the highest ethical standards in all our operations:
Supply Chain Responsibility: We will work closely with our suppliers to seek materials that are sourced ethically and sustainably, with respect for human rights and environmental regulations.
Diversity and Inclusion: We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace that values all individuals, regardless of their background, and provides equal opportunities for growth and development.
Transparency: We will communicate openly about our sustainability initiatives, progress, and challenges, inviting feedback from our customers, employees, and stakeholders.
By making this Sustainability Commitment, Duncan and Todd Group aims to lead by example, inspire positive change in the eyecare and hearing care industry, and contribute to a healthier, more sustainable world for current and future generations.