The company recognises that it has a responsibility to provide a safe and healthy working environment and acknowledges that this includes ensuring that its activities do not have an adverse effect on the local and general environment. The company will endeavour to control such adverse effects on the environment and to comply with the legal requirements and duty of care imposed by the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
In particular, the following rules and procedures will be applied in relation to this area:
1. We will control and reduce the amount of packaging used within its business activities.
2. We will implement measures to minimise the amount of waste materials arising from its business activities.
3. We will implement measures to minimise the amount of paper and similar products used within its business activities.
4. We will control emissions to the atmosphere to the levels set by legal requirements.
5. We will control liquid discharge to within limits set by the Environment Agency.
6. We implement measures to prevent the escape of waste from its business activities.
7. We ensure that waste is only transferred to an authorised contractor and provide a written description of the waste, maintaining records for the minimum prescribed period of two years.
Energy: Offices lighting and heating should only be used when necessary and it is the duty of managers to ensure that lights, computer and other office equipment in their area are switched off at the end of the day.
Paper: To reduce the use of paper by maximising the use of alternative technologies and to use double sided printing and photocopying where possible.
Hazardous Substances: To minimise their use and to ensure that they are stored, used and disposed of in accordance with suppliers’ instructions.
Transport: To minimise the impact of the company’s travel arrangements on the environment by reducing the level of unnecessary travel and encouraging those who have to travel to do so in a way that minimises the environmental impact.