Aim: To reduce environmental impact through correct waste management, energy use and raised awareness throughout the company.
Responsibility of Notice: Wayne Read (Managing Director)
Applicable to: All Staff Members
Introduction to Environmental Policy
AKP Limited (AKP Ltd) recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact including pollution and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods, with regular review points. We will encourage customers and suppliers to do the same where possible
The aim of this policy is to ensure that AKP Ltd are complying with all relevant regulatory requirements and minimising environmental impact wherever possible. We will do this though the following methods:
We will ensure that any waste metals used for production will be segregated and recycled.
We will try to reuse packaging where possible to reduce environmental impact. When purchasing packaging materials preference will be given to recyclable products.
Paper & Office supplies
We will try to minimise the use of paper at all times and all office supplies will be re-used and recycled where possible. When purchasing packaging materials preference will be given to environmentally friendly products.
Energy and water
We will reduce the energy consumption across the site as far as practicable by ensuring all lights and electrical equipment are fully switched off when not in use. Our workshop has been fitted with low energy LED lighting and our compressor is of an energy saving design. Energy consumption will be a consideration when purchasing new / replacement plant and machinery.
Through the Carbon Charter scheme we will ensure that sustainable energy is used where possible and where not, off set schemes will be considered.
We will also consider heating use with energy consumption in mind. Water use will be reduced where possible and all outlets will remain closed when not in use.
We will aim to reduce the need to travel where possible and will promote the use of travel alternatives through e-mail/phone conferencing. We will make additional efforts to accommodate the needs of those using public transport or bicycles. We will aim to reduce transport CO2 by combining deliveries to the same destination when possible.
We will ensure that any cleaning materials used will be as environmentally friendly as possible.
All waste/recycling that leaves the site will do so via a properly licenced carrier.
AKP Ltd want to ensure that all staff members are involved in the implementation of this policy to ensure a greater commitment and improved performance towards our environmental impact. Members of staff will be encouraged to assist in this, to help our community to reduce its environmental footprint.
AKP Ltd will set the environmental objectives at the annual top management review meeting held in January of each year.
EPo01 – Issue 2
Uncontrolled if printed