We care about the planet and we know our customers do too. Our team takes pride in Bangor's unique natural beauty and we want to make a difference in bettering our local environment for our customers and the community.
At Varcity we love our city and we know our customers do too. Our environmental commitment is built to reflect that, as we are dedicated to a cleaner, more sustainable future for Bangor and those who live, study and work here.
Our primary goals are to positively affect the local environment and minimise our overall environmental footprint. We know the time for action is now and we believe we can make a difference.
In Bangor, we know the importance of the natural environment in our daily lives and the lives of our customers, and it matters to us that we play our part to protect it. Whether it’s the stunning landscapes we see around us every day, or the diverse coastal ecosystems that attract students from around the world to study at Bangor University, we care. We acknowledge the opportunity as a business to make a difference both locally and on a larger scale, and this commitment marks the start of a journey to minimise our environmental footprint wherever we can.
We see this project as ever-evolving, with our goal being to continually improve and expand our efforts across all areas of the business. To begin this journey, we have audited our office-based activities and listened to staff and customer feedback. As a result, we are looking to improve in two major areas; firstly, our office practices and secondly, the impacts our properties have during and after tenancies. Alongside changes to our business operations that will provide an even smoother letting experience for our customers, we are looking to utilise online innovations. This involves remote viewings to minimise our environmental impact through reduced travel, as well as a host of other online services.
At Varcity our customers have always been at the heart of everything we do, and our environmental commitment is no different. As we look to adapt our office practices to become more sustainable, we know our efforts can have an even greater impact if we are able to empower our customers to join our journey. We want to engage and inform our customers on the small things they can do that make a big difference.
To understand our environmental commitment, the immediate areas we have identified for improvement and why managing our impact matters to us click below.
To ensure our environmental commitment is on track and we are looking to continuously improve, we have implemented a Green Team – headed up by our Environmental Champion Leigh Horan. The team meet regularly to monitor the progress of our initiatives and look at new ways we can minimise our footprint.
Their in-depth knowledge of the local area, combined with their passion for the planet, enables us to quickly identify areas for improvement and put in place solutions that work for our customers and the local environment.
Should you have any queries relating to our environmental commitment or would like to find out more then why not get in touch?
Leigh cares deeply about the welfare of the natural world, having moved to North Wales partially so she could be closer to the sea and mountains. With a background in marketing, she'll be channeling her experience into helping Varcity expand their efforts when it comes to benefiting the environment.
Brought up close to the Cornish coast, Leane has always been at home in and around the sea. As well as this fondness for nature, her love for animals has led her to become more and more invested in trying to find ways in which she can help to mitigate our impact on the planet as a whole.
Rachel is the definition of the 'outdoors person', having moved to North Wales to pursue her love of rock climbing. When she isn't scaling a cliff face she's swimming in the sea or her local lakes, and this great love of the outdoors is what's fuelled her desire to protect and preserve it.
Sam fell in love with the local area after studying at Bangor University. Recently she’s grown more concerned with the effect of single-use plastics on our environment, and wants to do what she can both at home and at Varcity Living to make a positive and lasting change.