1. Introduction to the Ambius 2010 supplier sustainability questionnaire

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During 2009, Ambius started on a journey to a more sustainable future. We have long recognised and promoted the environmental benefits of the services we offer, especially interior plants, and we are confident that they will feature in many more green building management programmes in the near future.

This is all well and good, but if Ambius doesn’t manage itself in a sustainable fashion, then the benefits of our services are compromised or negated by our own practices. That is why Ambius has measured its carbon footprint in North America, the British Isles and our Pacific region (we’ll be measuring our continental European and South African carbon footprints in 2010) and will be implementing a comprehensive carbon action plan.

Working with dcarbon8, Ambius has put into effect a long-term plan to reduce our carbon footprint. During 2010, we will set in motion a number of strategies to reduce our vehicle fleet fuel consumption by 10 – 15% and our building energy consumption by a broadly similar amount. We will achieve this by a combination of operational changes, corporate policies, training and the employment of appropriate technology. By reinvesting savings we make from reduced fuel and energy usage into our environmental programmes, we are confident that we will be able to make Ambius a sustainably green company.

As a result of our actions to date, Ambius UK and Ambius North America are now Planet Positive Certified businesses.

Another important aspect of our Sustainably Green programme is the development of a range of products, services and techniques that we will offer our customers which will be the ‘greenest of the green’. If you would be interested in supplying sustainable products to Ambius, then please complete this survey.

This questionnaire will ask you to explain why your products are especially sustainable and what actions you are taking to make your company as environmentally-responsible as possible.

We want our customers to have the assurance that our supply chain is as sustainable as we can make it and that Ambius offers the greenest interior landscaping services available anywhere in the world.

We hope you will join us in our quest to make Ambius a genuinely sustainably green company. We would be happy to help, advise and share our experiences with any of our suppliers in developing their own environmental programmes.

Thank you for agreeing to take part in this survey.

Kenneth Freeman
International Technical Director and Head of Ambius University

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* 1. If you agree to proceed with this questionnaire, Ambius may use the data and responses collected to help us to identify which suppliers and products are the most sustainable and environmentally-friendly. This information will help us to determine which products will be considered for inclusion in our "Sustainably Green" range of products and services.

Ambius will not share the responses to this questionnaire with other suppliers or organizations outside of Ambius and our parent company, Rentokil Initial.

Do you agree?

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* 2. Ambius is seeking to identify a range of products that we can use in our "Sustainably Green" range. These products will be offered preferentially to those of our customers specifying environmentally-friendly services, or that require evidence that the products, services and procedures offered by Ambius have the least possible environmental impact.

Would you like some or all of your products to be considered for inclusion in the Ambius "Sustainably Green" range?