Environmental Policy

 

Howard James Recruitment Training Ltd recognises it has 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. We will encourage customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders to do the same.

Responsibility

Howard Forster, Director, is responsible for ensuring that this environmental policy is implemented, however, all employees have a responsibility in their area to ensure that the aims and objectives of this policy are met.

Policy aims - We endeavour to:

· Comply with all regulatory requirements.

· Continually improve and monitor environmental performance.

· Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.

· Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.

· Increase employee awareness and training.

Paper - We will:

· Minimise the use of paper in the office.

· Reduce packaging as much as possible.

· See to buy recycled and recyclable paper products.

· Reuse and recycle paper products where possible.

Energy and Water - We will seek to:

· Reduce the amount of energy used.

· Switch of lights and electrical equipment when not in use.

· Adjust heating with energy consumption in mind.

· Take energy consumption and efficiency of new products into account when purchasing.

Office Supplies - We will:

· Evaluate if the need can be met in another way.

· Evaluate if renting / sharing is an option before purchasing equipment.

· Evaluate the environment impact of any new products we intend to purchase.

· Favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products where possible.

· Reuse and recycle everything we can.

Transportation – We will:

· Reduce the need to travel, restricting to necessity trips only.

· Promote the use of travel alternatives such as e-mail or video conferencing.

· Make additional efforts to accommodate the needs of those using public transport or bicycles.

· Favour (green) vehicles and maintain them rigorously to ensure ongoing efficiency.

Maintenance and Cleaning – We will:

· Use cleaning materials that are as environmentally friendly as possible.

· Use materials in any office refurbishment that are as environmentally friendly as possible.

· Only use licenced and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste.

Monitoring and Improvement – We will:

· Comply with all relevant regulatory requirements.

· Continually improve and monitor environmental performance.

· Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.

· Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.

· Increase employee awareness through training.

· Review this policy and any related business issues at management meetings.

Culture – We will:

· Update this policy at least once annually in consultation with staff and other stakeholders.

· Involve staff in the implementation of this policy, for greater commitment.

· Provide staff with relevant environmental training.

· Use local labour and materials where available to reduce CO2 and help the community.

 

Signed: Howard Forster

September 2020