Nisa is committed to reducing the impact of our business activities on the environment, wherever possible. We believe that it is essential that both as a company and as individuals we should operate in an environmentally conscious manner.
Member Support Centre waste is segregated to reduce the volume of general waste going to landfill, with card, paper, plastic and metal all being recycled.
The company’s ambient warehouse was built to the highest environmental specification and when launched in October 2005, was the first site in the county to adopt and operate a Green Travel Plan.
In April 2011, a fleet of new environmentally-friendly Nisa vehicles were launched. These vehicles are designed to be as eco-friendly as possible, with increased efficiency to reduce fuel consumption and minimise carbon emissions. The delivery fleet is fitted with telematics, allowing the group to replay routes to ensure that the most efficient journey times are undertaken, reducing wasted miles. The vehicles also run on bio-diesel and have Euro 4 engines.
The Member Support Centre is equipped with considerable energy saving systems including energy saving lamps, daylight and movement sensors on lighting in open plan areas, PIR detectors on lighting in toilets and heat recovery exchange on certain items. There are also dual flushes in the toilets.
Nisa launched its Waste Packaging Scheme in 2010, which involves collecting cardboard and plastic from members’ stores and recycling back at the depot. The scheme reduces the cost of the retailer’s annual waste charges whilst also protecting the environment.