We are committed to minimising the impact of our activities on the environment. We are committed to sustainable development (meeting the needs of the presentwithout compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs) as a guiding principle within our work. Concern for the environment is an integral and fundamental part of this commitment. Our aim is to reduce the impact on the environment from our operations. The key points of its strategy to achieve this are:
Integrate environmental concerns into all planning and design decisions and maintenance and management of properties.
Continually seek to measure and improve environmental performance.
Training and awareness
Raise staff and volunteer awareness of environmental issues and promote individual good practice through briefings and the presence of Environmental Champions.
Require suppliers to provide goods and services with the minimum adverse environmental impact.
Ensure that goods and materials purchased comply fully with UK government and EU legislation and recognised environmental best practice.
Utilities and natural resources
Make efficient and environmentally responsible use of energy, water and other natural resources.
Minimise waste by ensuring all operations are as efficient as possible.
Actively promote re-use and recycling, both internally and with suppliers.
We will allow our staff to remote work as much as possible and ask them to come to office, only if required.
Staff will be encouraged to use public transport, cycle and walk to work.
Air travel will be used only where there is no alternative viable option.
We will aim to meet or exceed all the environmental legislation that relates to the UK.
Our employees and volunteers will be expected to take measures to minimise environment impact through simple measures.
Managers and heads of department will ensure that environmental issues are integrated into the planning and decision-making process.
Communicate environmental performance within the organisation through our internal review process.
These commitments will be demonstrated through the introduction of suitable policies, practices and programmes. Environmental performance will be discussed regualary in our internal reviews. Our team will monitor environmental impact and review this policy annually