Kirk Office Looks to the Next 30 Years with Sustainability at its Core
2023 marks the 30th Anniversary for local business and Chamber of Commerce member, Kirk Office. To mark the occasion, they are hosting a Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on June 28. In the 30 years since Kirk Office first opened their doors from a location behind Kirk Home Centre on Eastern Avenue, much has changed for the company, in the world of business and in our local community.
As their 30th Anniversary celebration approaches, sustainability has emerged as a major factor for the company. As Managing Director, Geoffrey Cuff explains: “We believe it’s our duty to make our business more sustainable, which is why we’ve enacted several initiatives aimed at reducing our impact on the environment. From a fleet of zero-emissions vehicles to sustainably sourced paper options, we’re continually striving to be a better steward of the earth for the next generation”.
According to Mr. Cuff, local businesses share a responsibility to limit their impact on the environment, particularly in terms of waste reduction. “Cayman is fairly small in terms of space; so we should do all that we can to divert as much waste as possible from landfill while ensuring our business operations have a minimal impact on the local environment”.
Making Sustainability a Priority:
The sustainability initiatives enacted by Kirk Office have had very real results over the years. Some of the key achievements of their efforts include:
- 3,300 gallons of fuel saved every year thanks to a fleet of electric vehicles.
- 500+ pieces of equipment diverted from landfill and responsibly recycled.
- 4000 fewer cardboard boxes per year make a 1-way trip to landfill thanks to reusable delivery totes.
Office Equipment, furniture and supplies delivered with clean, green solutions:
Zero Emissions Fleet
With most deliveries occurring within 10 miles, electric delivery vehicles are a great option. What’s more, zero emissions vehicles have reduced fuel consumption by over 3000 gallons per year.
Reusable delivery totes used by Kirk Office keep more than 4000 boxes from landfill every year. Kirk Office also encourages customers to place used toner cartridges in the bins upon return, providing a convenient option for recycling.
Equipment and Toner Recycling
Keeping e-waste out of landfill is an important part of Kirk Office’s sustainability efforts. When they install a new copier or other piece of office equipment, they offer to take the old one away and recycle it in a responsible manner.
Green Products Catalogue
Kirk Office believes in providing sustainable choices when it comes to business supplies and equipment. Their catalogue contains more than 2500 “Green” items consisting of biodegradable, post-consumer recycled, and sustainably sourced materials.
Join fellow Chamber of Commerce members at the Kirk Office Business After Hours on June 28 at 5:00pm and learn more about these and other sustainability initiatives happening at Kirk Office. Register to attend via the Chamber of Commerce.