INCE Offices in Johannesburg invest in the environment through Wicanders cork flooring
Driven by a mandate that values the environment and sustainable practices, INCE recently opted to install cork flooring at its new business premises. INCE is an investor marketing business with a global footprint, operating from Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, London and Mauritius.
The company has recently moved into a new building in Sandton’s business district, a change which allowed INCE to incorporate their carbon sensitive approach from the ground up. Leanne Kelly, Head of Marketing at INCE, says since the company moved into an existing building, there were some limits to what INCE could do from a carbon neutral approach. However, interiors and internal policies prioritised the environment and health of the INCE staff – and installing Wicanders cork flooring in its work areas, as well as its gym, was instrumental in supporting these objectives.
Explains Kelly: “Hydrocork, is a natural product, which is warmer in winter and cooler in summer, resulting in lower energy costs. Both the cork itself and the adhesive used to install it are 100% Non-Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). The fact that the cork absorbs sound also fits in with a quieter work environment.” Ultimately, INCE hopes that its policies at work achieve a ripple effect of sustainable practices that staff will also adopt at home. “An increased awareness of sustainability and the environment would certainly have an impact on the way employees behave in all aspects of their lives,” concludes Kelly.
Like the small acorn that turns into a cork oak tree that can live up to 200 years, we at Wicanders have no doubt that INCE’s environmental policies will become deeply rooted in its people, with long-lasting rewards.