Small steps that really make a difference

At Terravita we work with positive awareness, trying to minimize the environmental impact in each and every one of our acts. We are not perfect and we still have a long way to go, but we are walking in the right direction. And with that conscience we have assumed the same responsibility within our headquarters. We believe companies must set an example, it is not about producing and generating, it is about working in tune with our environment, respecting our resources and growing with harmony and care. We have realized that individual actions encourage group change, and that it is no use waiting for others to do so. We live very fast and tend to blame the environment, the political class or the lack of time, to not act correctly in our day to day, not only at home, but also in the place where we spend so many hours, our workplace. The good news is that it can be done. You just have to want to do it. Thus, within our internal framework and the day-to-day of Terravita, environmental responsibility and policy are increasingly entrenched. Every day we set out to prove that enthusiasm, desire and the small efforts to take care of our environment, really make a big difference. And, besides satisfaction and peace of mind, they also have very positive effects. It is all about re-educating ourselves and collaborating to spread these changes, internally with our team and also in our way of working and communicating with our clients. Within these sustainable gestures we have incorporated simple things such as a strict recycling policy, which in addition to the conventional plastic, paper, glass and organic, includes a deposit for batteries and cells inside the company. The use of recycled paper, hybrid vehicles and a 100 per cent electric vehicle, with a charger available in the company for our visitors’ cars. We also use ecological products for cleaning our premises, save water and use clean energies (windmill, solar panels). We even bring our daily meal in glass containers, to not use plastic utensils in our kitchen. This year we will also incorporate a new project of electric bicycles for the team that lives near the headquarters, to minimise the environmental impact of everyone come in his own car. The curious and magical aspect of these small steps is that they increase creativity and enthusiasm, and every year we incorporate new ideas that come up naturally within the team. We keep on adding ideas, working collaboratively towards this common goal, taking care of our planet. There are no excuses and we can expect more. We all have to act. These are not great feats, but small gestures that once you get used to them do not need great efforts and become an integral part of our life. As Teresa of Calcutta used to say: «Sometimes we feel that what we do is just a drop in the sea, but the sea would be less if it were missing a drop.» From Terravita we invite you to be the engine of change.