CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY & CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
We take our Corporate Responsibility seriously and 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.
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 in case of emergency, but 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.
We use low energy bulbs in the warehouse and tents alike.
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 and were overwhelmed at the generosity of the local people and businesses who all helped out. Check out our Charity Tipi Party Blog to find out more. And in December 2019 we intend to hold a Christmas Charity Fundraiser too.