Environmental Policy Statement

26th February 2018, v9.0

The following objectives apply to the scope detailed below:-

‘The manufacture of worktops and accessories. The procurement and supply of accessories to customer requirements.’

It provides the direction for how the company addresses its environmental responsibilities. This includes…

 

  1. Compliance with legal and other requirements relevant to our operations which could have an impact on the environment by maintaining effective controls including…
  • Regular review of legal requirements to ensure compliance
  • Formal waste management controls and record keeping
  • Adherence with fire precautions and other related site management measures
  • Compliance with requirements agreed with our customers including the control and monitoring of our own suppliers significant environmental aspects
  1. Preventing pollution, where practicable, associated with our activities through…                            
  • Improvement of waste containment facilities.
  • Preventive maintenance on equipment, which could have significant environmental impacts
  • Review of internal and external management arrangements
  1. Promoting more environmentally acceptable processes & materials by…
  • Supplying only wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council where available
  • Life cycle of materials is evaluated with first tier and customer suppliers.
  • Waste streams identified and current recycling rate of above 97%.
  • Making use of renewal energy possibilities.
  • Reducing carbon footprint through more efficient transport policies.

 

  1. Waste recovery, reducing the consumption of excess materials through…
  • Evaluating the potential for recycling/re-use initiatives.
  • Maximising product design & manufacture to reduce waste.

 

  1. Continually improve environmental performance through the operation of an environmental management system to comply with the requirements of ISO14001, including…
  • Identification and clear defined actions to achieve environmental Objectives.
  • Establishment of a formal environmental management programme
  • Regular monitoring and review of performance & management arrangements through regular management review meetings (BSC).

 

  1. Promotion of environmental responsibility to all relevant persons associated with our activities, products and services by…
  • Defining responsibilities at all operational levels.
  • Assessing and addressing the needs for adequate information, instruction & training
  • Providing induction and necessary briefings to employees, contractors and visitors.
  • Working with our suppliers to encourage sustainable operations addressing all significant aspects of their activities.

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