Environmental Policy

Carvers & Gilders aim to operate in an environmentally responsible way, to be constantly aware of the environment and to create a safe, positive working environment for our employees, thus enhancing our local community. The very nature of our work is conservation and restoration for continued use. We prefer the use of methods and materials that have a low impact and welcome any new suggestions to make our environmental footprint as small as possible. Materials, energy and fuel must be used efficiently, emissions reduced where possible and waste re-used and recycled. As we are a very small company, each member is able to be aware of all aspects of the business and can bring new ideas to the workplace easily. Also we discuss these issues with our landlords and with the other small businesses at the Safestore site.
We are committed to continuous environmental improvement and compliance with all current legislation.
We aim to reduce our environmental impact over time by monitoring work practices, discussing progress at our weekly meetings and setting review dates and targets.
Social Responsibility Policy

Carvers & Gilders donate annually to the following charities, a mix of local, national and international organizations, many concerned with children:
Save the Children

Missing People

Friends of Quetta Hospital

Putney Samaritans

Action for Kids

Hope and Homes for Children

Christine Palmer teaches at the City & Guilds of London Art School for the equivalent of 3 full working weeks per year. Aasha Tyrrell teaches at Sotheby's Institute twice a year.
We also take on a number of work experience students each year, paying them above the minimum wage. Carvers & Gilders are happy to continue to do this to encourage the preservation of traditional crafts and knowledge.

Full details of our policies and their implementation are available on request