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Taxback International is committed to establishing and maintaining environmentally sustainable business practices within our own operations. As part of the Green Project we run a ‘Bright Ideas’ campaign, where employees are encouraged to suggest creative and eco-friendly ideas to enrich our working environment . This encourages employees to shape the way we deal with the many issues that are on our green agenda, generate ideas and identify solutions that help make a real difference. While Taxback International is not a significant emitter of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, we contunue to work to reduce our environmental footprint.
Where We Work
Taxback International takes steps to reduce our use of energy, water and other resources in our offices through effective building management and by partnering with our internal clients and vendors to ensure they closely follow our environmental values.
To maximize energy conservation, our buildings use low power led and motion- detection lighting. Taxback International has taken advantage of alternative lighting design to ensure the greatest possible efficiency. We also promote extensive use of energy-efficient computers and business machines to reduce emissions and save energy. Some Taxback International offices also use automatic shutdown systems for computers left on after the close of business.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
In most of our offices, Taxback International participates in recycling programs for paper, plastic, newsprint, cardboard and aluminium. To reduce our use of paper, many of our office printers are defaulted to duplex printing. Taxback International also recycles cellular phones and batteries.
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When We Travel
As a global organisation, we have made significant efforts to reduce business travel. We have invested in state-of-the-art audio and video conferencing technology and encourage colleagues to utilise it as an alternative to travel whenever possible.
Taxback International promotes the use of public transportation by locating its facilities in locations with good public trasport. In many of our locations, employees are able to purchase public transportation at pre-tax and subsidised rates. Where public transport is not available, carpooling, is encouraged. When practical, we also allow colleagues to work from home and have equipped colleagues with the means to communicate with clients, other colleagues and business partners through web-based technology and communication systems.
Due to the nature of our business, the processing of our services relies heavily on the movement of receipts to our main processing centres in Europe. A focus of our commitment to environmental sustainability commitment has been to re-engineer our receipt auditing process by reducing the need to print receipts as well as eliminating the need to ship boxes od receipts between countries. This has been achieved in two ways.
- Taxback International is constantly developing innovative technologies designed to decrease the amount of print and transportation of receipts in the process life cycle. We have recently launced the Taxback International app which allows our system to plug directly into our clients' expense management system to enable receipts to be audited remotely.
- We have chosen DHL as our startegic logistics partner. DHL's corporate motto 'Living Responsibly' demonstrates their commitment to corporate social responsibility. By the year 2020, DHL aim to reduce their CO2 emissions by 30 % compared to their 2007 levels. More information can be found here.
Partnering With Communities to Improve the Environment
Taxback International colleagues around the world have found ways to help the environment while also giving back to their communities at the same time. For example our financial headquarters in Kilkenny, Ireland has been part of the team to develop a sensory garden for the children at the Enable Ireland centre in Kilkenny.
The Taxback International Corporate Social Responsibility initiative was born out of the collective desire of the directors to give something back to the community as the company grew. We allocate €70 per staff member per year to the CSR Budget. This year, our dominant theme is the theme of ‘play'. We are helping children throughout the world to participate in activities such as art, sport, music and drama. We aim to concentrate our CSR activity in the cities and towns where our offices are based so local staff can get actively involved.