At Flexistore, we’re always working to find the greenest alternatives. Our goal is to offer the most environmentally friendly and modern self-storage solution in South Africa.
Our vision for 2024 is to continue to be the clear choice when it comes to choosing self storage based on environmental friendliness, but also to improve our strategy to have a more holistic approach to sustainability. This means fully integrating our sustainability strategy with our sales and operations strategy, and ensuring that we offer the most climate-friendly solution at all levels of our operation.
This is easier said than done, and we already have many areas we need to improve on in order to call ourselves ‘sustainable’. In any profit-based industry, integrating the concept of sustainability is a major challenge, if not contradictory. Nevertheless, we believe that we can help promote a stronger sharing economy, a better overview of the things we do not use as often and therefore can be given away, sold or lent out, in addition to focusing on reusing buildings instead of new buildings.
Our Vision 2024 is to implement a thorough and well-thought-out sustainability strategy that focuses on the environment, the local environment and our company. We use the UN’s sustainability goals as framework for our own strategy, where until now we have mainly focused on SDG11, SDG7, SDG13 and SDG12. In our Vision 2024, we hope to prepare our focus on SDG11 and facilitate goals that affect SDG9 and SDG8.
# Our self-storage facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment LED lighting which saves power and has motion sensors.
# We encourage sharing economy through simple digital key sharing.
# Inventory list in the app makes it easy to keep track of what you have in the storage unit, and can encourage sharing, reuse and recycling.
# We prioritize online solutions which uses less energy and loads faster for the customer.
# We focus on reuse of construction instead of new construction.
# Our digital locks means the end of unnecessarily expensive padlocks.
# From June we use only recycled steel in the construction of new self-storage facilities.
# Use only recycled material in the construction of new self-storage facilities.
# Only include cooperation with companies that have a developed sustainability strategy.
# Support local organizations and charitable causes.
# Reduce waste from construction and operations
In order to be able to say that we prioritise sustainability, one of the most important measures is to admit our greatest potential for improvement. Everyone has the potential for improvement when it comes to environmental conservation, and by highlighting these, they are easier to address. For example, we are now looking for local organisations and charities we can support with free storage. Contact whether you have ideas for appropriate purposes.
# Use only recycled steel and material in the construction of new self-storage facilities.
# Offer recycled packaging material to our customers.
# Prepare the sustainability blog and write articles every month that encourage a greener everyday life.
# Offer simple and free recycling for our customers.
# Reduce data usage for our online platforms.
# Only included collaboration with green companies which either has a positive environmental footprint or a developed sustainability strategy.
# Support local organizations in the immediate area around each department.