Pinksheep’s Environmental policy sets out the principle and standards for the company.
Overview of the Strategy and Action Plan:
Pinksheep will continue to review each area of the environmental policy and establish what is required to be done to ensure the targets set are met. Procedures are in place to monitor progress and make reports.
- The main focus is on reducing consumption and improving efficiency with regards to our office and our suppliers.
- The strategy is to continue making reports on suppliers and to continue monitoring our own consumption and establish benchmarks and to agree best practice.
Improvement in its environmental impact:
The aim is to work towards continuous improvement in environmental management and performance by employees and to encourage support from customers.
Approach to the environment is guided by a number of principles as listed below.
- Senior management sets out the responsibility for environmental performance and develops and maintains an adequate system of management, measurement and improvements.
- All actions comply with relevant regulations.
- The business operations are regularly assessed for compliance with policy, performance and achievement of targets.
- Environment considerations are taken into account in all major business decisions.
- Employees are encouraged to work in an environmentally responsible manner.
- Suppliers are encouraged to operate in an environmentally responsible manner.
The Quality Manager is responsible for the overall environmental performance, which is reported to the management of Pinksheep annually.
Develop and thereafter maintain an adequately documented environmental recording and reporting system.
Ensure that the implications for the environment are taken into consideration in all major business decisions.
Develop and thereafter maintain a record of formal written comments concerning environmental performance and set targets for their reduction.
Assess the business regularly for compliance with this policy.
Reduce the use of energy through awareness programmes and through working practices.
Reduce, reuse or recycle waste where economically and environmentally sensible. When these options are not available, dispose of solid waste in the most environmentally responsible manner.
Set targets for the reduction of waste produced. Monitor, report and update these annually.
Favour supplies derived from recycled materials or renewable resources.
Reduce the use of hazardous or non-degradable chemicals. Where the use of such substances is unavoidable, train staff in their handling and disposal and take precautions to minimize the impact of spillage.