Initiatives introduced

Some of the environmental initiatives that have been introduced within the Isle of Man office are:

  • Removing personal desk bins and introducing recycling points on each floor and encouraging employees to actively recycle milk cartons, cans, cardboard, paper and plastics.
  • To avoid using single use plastics, we gifted each employee a reusable tote bag to use when visiting shops during lunch breaks as well as reusable water bottles and coffee cups.
  • We also looked at our supply chain e.g. suppliers of ink cartridges and paper and asked questions regarding their green credentials to ensure they align with our own sustainable values.
  • Appleby offer flexible working which gives our team the option of working from home, reducing the amount of travel emissions as well as offering a cycle to work scheme.

partnerships & awards

Appleby Isle of Man have gained the below partnerships and awards since introducing our environmental focus:

  • A proud partner of UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man.
  • Receiving a highly commended award in the ‘Engagement’ category at the UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards 2023 for efforts made within the business and community.
  • One of only 11 businesses on the Isle of Man to have achieved the Sustainable Mann accreditation, in recognition of our support for sustainable working practices.

Manx Hedgehog Conservation Society

Appleby is delighted to support local charity, Manx Hedgehog Conservation Society (MHCS) with a donation that went towards the purchase of a hedgehog incubator. MHCS encourage and give advice to the Manx public concerning rehabilitation and preservation of sick/ injured and orphaned hedgehogs.

Manx Wildlife Trust Ayres Discovery Centre

Appleby are delighted to sponsor Manx Wildlife Trust’s (MWT) Ayres Nature Discovery Centre (NDC) for two years, allowing the charity to renovate and develop a new interpretation of the NDC for the Island’s residents to enjoy. The new interpretation explains the unique ecology, geology and human history of the area, noting the changes over time which have resulted in the landscape of the Island’s only National Nature Reserve.

Love Tech Wildlife Challenge

Appleby are proud to sponsor the Love Tech Wildlife Challenge. The charity has partnered with the Manx Wildlife Trust and UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man to encourage young families to get outside and explore nature across 8 of the Isle of Man's natural habitats. Children will be encouraged to use tech by scanning QR codes on the signs at each location, finding out more about our Biosphere and making pledges to protect it.

UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man

Appleby are delighted to share that they are now a UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man partner. The ‘Environment’ is the current CSR focus which was agreed by Appleby Isle of Man’s CSR committee. The committee, led by employees in the firm, have introduced and continue to champion many green initiatives within the workplace and continue to make a positive impact in the community, supporting a number of local environmental charities.

Manx Whale & Dolphin Watch

Appleby Isle of Man are proud to support Manx Whale & Dolphin Watch, donating £1,500 and a further £160 raised by a staff raffle. The charity was nominated amongst colleagues, who have arranged for the charity to come in and deliver a talk about the important work that they do.

Beach Buddies

Appleby Isle of Man took part in two beach cleaning sessions with Beach Buddies. We have also made a £3,000 donation to the charity to help them continue to keep our island’s beaches and coastline clean.

Isle of Man Woodland Trust

Appleby Isle of Man are proud corporate partners with the Isle of Man Woodland Trust. Our colleagues have taken part in four tree planting sessions where over 300 trees were planted on each occasion, the trees were native species helping to support local biodiversity.

Manx Wildlife Trust

Appleby Isle of Man are proud corporate partners with the Manx Wildlife Trust. The Manx Wildlife Trust are the leading nature conservation charity in the Isle of Man, caring for land, sea and fresh water environments.

Manx Wildlife Trust Wild Work Day

Our colleagues took part in two wild work days with Manx Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Beach Buddies, litter picking the surrounding beach area of the Ayres Discovery Centre.

Crossroads Isle of Man

Appleby Isle of Man held a bake sale to raise funds and raise awareness of Young Carers Action Day - highlighting the challenges faced by young carers who selflessly provide care and support to their family members.

The Arts Hub

Appleby Isle of Man are proud to have sponsored the Arts Hub for a is an educational centre for creative development number of years. The Arts Hub offers training and coaching in all aspects of the Creative Arts for children.

For more information regarding Appleby Isle of Man’s corporate responsibility strategy, please contact Amber Oakley, Marketing and Business Development Executive.