2022 Environmental Policy

Version 3.6

14th September 2022

Next review: 14th December 2022

 

 

Mission Statement

We recognise that we have a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods, with regular review points. We will encourage our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same. 

 

 

Policy Aims

 

We endeavour to: 

  • Comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements 

  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance 

  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impact 

  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions 

  • Increase employee awareness and training 

 

 

Culture

 

  • We will involve our staff in the implementation of this policy, for greater commitment and improved performance 

  • We will update this policy at least once annually in consultation with staff where necessary 

  • We will provide staff with relevant environmental training 

  • We will work with suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors to improve their environmental performance 

  • We will use local freelancers where available to reduce CO2 emissions 

 

 

Transport

 

  • We aim to move all delivery vehicles to electric by 2026

  • We aim to use trains rather than flights for travel to expos or meetings 

  • Staff are encouraged to car-pool to work where possible

  • We encourage our staff to use public transport or cycle to work where possible 

 

 

Energy and Water in the Office

 

  • Our energy is supplied on a 100% renewable energy tariff

  • We will seek to reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible 

  • Sensors have been placed in low-traffic areas of the office to automatically turn off lights when not in use

  • We have installed a boiling water tap to reduce the overfilling of conventional kettles in the office

  • This tap also provides filtered cold water to remove any need for bottled water in the office

  • All electrical equipment will be switched off when not in use

  • Heating will be adjusted with energy consumption in mind

  • Staff have been given reusable water bottles, removing all single- use plastic bottles from the office 

  • All light fittings in the offices and warehouse have been replaced with LED technology 

 

 

Power and Batteries

 

  • We will encourage our clients to use LED lighting technology where possible to reduce the power consumption of traditional tungsten lighting 

  • We have moved all single-use AA and AAA batteries to rechargeable alternatives which are supplied with all relevant kits 

  • We regularly check and maintain our lithium-based batteries to maximise their performance and reduce disposal

  • We will evaluate the energy use and environmental impact of equipment before purchasing 

  • We will favour more environmentally friendly equipment where possible

 

 

Paper

 

  • We aim to minimise the use of paper in the office 

  • All rental agreements and collection/delivery notes have now moved to a paperless system with digital signatures and emails to clients 

  • We aim to re-use packaging and boxes when posting items 

  • We will seek to purchase recycled and recyclable paper products 

 

 

Maintenance and Cleaning

 

  • Cleaning materials used will be environmentally friendly where possible 

  • Materials used in any office refurbishments will be as environmentally friendly as possible 

  • We will only use licensed and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste and recycle where possible

 

 

Single-Use Plastic

 

  • We have worked hard over the past few years to remove all single-use plastic from our business

  • Filters are now supplied in sealed bio-degradable enveloped rather than heat-sealed tubed plastic

  • We have purchased over 150 heavy-duty branded zip pouches for cables and accessories to remove the need for sealed cable and accessory bags

  • All staff are provided with reusable water bottles