As a responsible business, we recognise the need to ensure the environment is maintained and improved, so that it can be enjoyed by future generations. Through the implementation of an environmental management system accredited to ISO 14001, we not only minimise our impact on the environment but also seek continual improvement in our processes.
Our significant environmental impacts focus around the materials we purchase, the fuel we use and the waste that we generate from our activities. As a result, these environmental impacts are part of our Roadmap to 6S, which defines the environmental objectives for The Group. Policies and strategies develop the framework for initiatives and targets to be created, so that continual improvement within our environmental performance can be achieved.
In line with our strategy of continuous improvement and our 6S Vision, we are continuing to promote our ‘Reduce/Reuse/Recycle’ waste strategy, as well as raising awareness of sustainability and how to make it central to everyday operations. Most importantly, we have targets in place to reduce our CO2 emissions by 25% per £million of turnover by the end of 2020. This is being achieved by:
- carrying out a ‘green fleet review’ in partnership with the Energy Saving Trust
- reducing the acceptable CO2 emissions in our company car policy from 160g/km to 120g/km
- installing vehicle tracking systems to monitor mileage, fuel use, engine and driver performance
- implementing an occupational road risk driver profiling system to reduce road risk
We have a company-wide goal to continue to reduce our carbon emissions and to be completely ‘waste wise’ by generating zero waste to landfill – and this is in line with our aim to be a leader in sustainability.