CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY & CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
We take our Corporate Responsibility seriously. As a company we have made several important decisions not only to provide a first-class service but to help reduce the effect of our business on the environment, showing consideration for both people and our planet. We are proud to be partnered with Climate Partner; who offset our carbon making our part in all of our events carbon neutral from 2021. For details on how much carbon we have offset, click here.
We don’t believe that simply paying to have your carbon offset by somebody else is enough. That is why we take steps to minimise the amount of carbon we produce in the first place.
To begin with, we limit the distance we travel. To be honest we would not recommend anyone books a tipi or Sailcloth hirer that is more than an hour’s drive from their event. This is because they would be unavailable in case of emergency. Also with the number of excellent companies in the UK we feel that travelling too far and increasing the carbon footprint is really not justifiable.
We sort and recycle where we can and in many cases we upcycle. Check out the ‘Gorgeous Accessories brochure’ for our vintage Chesterfields, 1920s trunks and other quirky accessories.
Both our warehouse and tents use low energy lightbulbs.
We buy our products from Tentipi who support the Sami culture and in turn endeavour to promote long term sustainability.
Finally, at Elite Tents we have a nominated charity, a local hospice which provides end of life care. With so many people touched by cancer we love their ethos which is: “Our ultimate goal after all, is not a good death but a good life to the very end.”
In 2017 we held a tipi party to raise funds for the hospice. The local people and businesses overwhelmed us with how much they helped out. Check out our Charity Tipi Party Blog to find out more. And in December 2019 we held a Christmas Charity Fundraiser too. These kinds of events were paused throughout the Covid pandemic but with the triumphant return of the events industry we are planning to bring them back bigger and better than before in 2023!