Mental Health Mondays
Every Monday our Mental Health First Aider, Fiona, leads a whole-company session where we discuss everything from healthy eating and activities to boost mental wellbeing through to supporting friends, colleagues and family who are experiencing mental health challenges. These sessions are a great time to quietly learn about ourselves and those around us.
Community Litter Picking
Our Community Litter Picking Initiative sees groups of our team spending time collecting litter from our local area, including the beautiful river and canal immediately outside our office. The team really enjoy the excuse to get away from their desks, spend time together off the helpdesk and to make a difference to the local environment. Being outdoors is key to mental wellbeing and contributing to society is also proven to improve mental health. Watch our litter picking videos here.
Systemagic has been a Carbon Neutral business since 2016!
Each year we thoroughly analyse our carbon emissions including electricity and gas use, staff commutes, business travel, SaaS services and waste output. We then offset and mitigate these emissions in the following ways:
Our Ecologi Forest
Ecologi allows us to invest in environmental projects around the world, including replanting and managing mangrove forests, reforesting areas previously affected by logging and most importantly supporting local communities by involving them in the creation and management of new plantations. It’s important to us that any reforestation is sustainable and creates real impact so the accountability of Ecologi’s projects is key. To date we have funded the planting of over 3000 trees.
You can read about the specific projects we’ve helped by visiting our Ecologi dashboard: https://ecologi.com/systemagicltd
Carbon Offset Projects
We recognise that planting trees won’t have any impact on carbon reduction for at least 10 years from when they’re planted so we invest in carbon reduction and offset projects including solar, hydro and carbon capture projects. These projects are all audited and monitored to ensure that they really do result in carbon reduction. Our carbon footprint has been calculated at 4.5 tonnes per month and in 2021 we have offset 105% of this.
Recycling, Reuse & Reduction – Carbon Reduction
We’re proud that over 2/3rds of our office waste is recycled and we’ve taken steps to reduce our other waste as much as possible. Any waste IT equipment is donated to a local recycling centre where devices are repurposed for use in schools and charities, with the rest being recycled safely to WEEE waste regulations.
To cut down our office emissions we’ve upgraded all the lights to efficient LED lighting with sensors, saving over 60% electricity consumption on lights alone. We’ve also installed a smart heating system that has reduced our gas use by 25% and our shower and toilets are all fitted with water saving devices.
Bradford on Avon Business Breakfasts
We’ve organised our local Bradford on Avon Business Breakfasts since late 2018. The breakfasts see local business owners come together for a relaxed social breakfast – no name badges, no 60 second pitches and no pressured sales, just time to chat to other business owners and build our local business community.
Rotary Club of Bath Charity Golf Day
We’ve sponsored the popular putting competition for the Bath Rotary Charity Golf Day for over 20 years (as well as fielding a team which has had mixed results from 2nd place to barely featuring on the scoreboard!).