Embracing Sustainability: Home Instead Cleveland's Commitment to the Environment

At Home Instead Cleveland, we understand our responsibility towards
creating a sustainable environment.

At Home Instead Cleveland, we understand our responsibility towards creating a sustainable environment. Our dedication to environmental sustainability is embedded in every aspect of our operations, as we look to make a positive impact on our planet. We believe in creating a better future not only for our clients but for the world we all share.

Our vision extends beyond providing ‘Outstanding’ domiciliary care and support for older people, we aim to deliver our services in a way that significantly reduces our environmental footprint. This is driven by our core values and the engagement of our employees. We are conducting our business in ways that protect and preserve the environment, ensuring a healthier and more sustainable world for future generations. 

Sustainable Practices at Home Instead Cleveland

1 . Travel and Transportation

One of the most significant areas of our environmental impact is travel. As our clients require our services in their homes, transportation is essential. To mitigate this impact, we have implemented several initiatives. 

Electric Vehicles: We have invested in electric vehicles for high mileage users, significantly reducing our carbon emissions.

Car Sharing: For out-of-area events, we mandate car sharing using electric vehicles, further minimising our carbon footprint. 

Effective Route Planning: By optimising client visit schedules and routes, we have achieved a 26% reduction in travel-related carbon emissions.

2 . Office Sustainability

Our office is set up to utilise energy efficiently and minimise energy consumption and waste.

Energy-Efficient Lighting: We use LED lighting with sensor controls in all community areas and have influenced our office owners to install smart thermostatic heating controls. 

Recycling: We enforce strict recycling protocols, including shredding and recycling all paper waste and eliminating single-use plastics. 

Eco-Friendly Supplies: We prioritise purchasing fromstrong environmental policies and have equipped our offices with energy-efficient appliances.

Aerial view of a dense forest covered with lush green coniferous trees. - Home Instead

Partnering for Carbon Offsetting

We are proud to Partner with ‘Make it Wild,’ an organisation dedicated to creating and preserving natural habitats. Through this partnership, we have committed to offsetting 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually by planting trees in protected woodlands. Each tree planted not only offsets carbon but also creates a lasting, biodiverse habitat that benefitsnumerous species. 

A Tree for Every Client: An Everlasting Tribute

At Home Instead Cleveland, we believe in honouring the lives of our clients in a meaningful way. In collaboration with ‘Make it Wild,’ we plant a tree in the beautiful Bank Woods of North Yorkshire for any client who may pass way. This is more than just a tribute; it is a legacy that will live on for decades, contributing to the rewilding efforts and supporting the ecosystem. 

Each tree dedicated to our clients is anticipated to live for many years, fostering an environment where wildlife can thrive. Families receive a certificate detailing the location of their loved one’s tree, allowing them to visit and witness the living tribute and the beautiful location where it grows. 

A view looking up at tall green trees with sunlight filtering through the leaves. - Home Instead

Our Commitment to a Greener Tomorrow

Home Instead Cleveland is dedicated to environmental sustainability, we continually seek innovative ways to reduce our impact and enhance our positive contributions to the planet. By integrating sustainable practices into our daily operations and honouring our clients with tree dedication, we strive to make a meaningful difference in the world in ways we can. 

Together, with the support of our employees, clients and partners, we are building a more sustainable future, one tree at a time. 

For more information about our services, please visit our website or contact us on 01642 309650.

Join us in our journey towards a greener, more sustainable world.