Jonathan Blain is concerned in Helping People to Live Better Lives, have Better Careers, Run Better Businesses and Organisations and Make the World a Better Place. We recognise that our operations have an effect on the environment and we wish to minimise the potentially harmful effects of such activity wherever and whenever possible. We also recognise that good environmental management must be an integral and fundamental part of our corporate business strategy.
2 POLICY STATEMENT
Our policy is to meet or exceed all environmental regulations, laws and codes of practice.We are committed to the prevention of pollution and to minimising the impact of our operations on the environment. This environmental policy is the company’s statement of environmental goals which outline our commitment to continual environmental improvement.
3 COMMUNICATION TO STAFF
To be successful, the environmental policy statement needs to be company-wide and therefore commitment is required from the whole workforce Jonathan Blain has specific responsibility for policy development, coordination and evaluation of performance. Line managers have an important role to play in helping employees to understand and implement the relevant aspects of this policy in their day-to-day work through the regular communication of objectives, action plans and achievements. This will be achieved through one to one conversations, training courses, newsletters and other support.
4.1 Energy Use
We will use environmentally safe and sustainable energy sources to meet our needs.
We will improve our environmental performance by conserving energy, water, wood, paper and other resources, particularly those which are scarce or non renewable, through efficient use and careful planning, while still providing a safe and comfortable working environment.
We will consider the environmental impacts of our products at all stages of their life cycle - from design, to manufacturing, customer use, and finally disposal.
We will promote recycling and the use of recycled and refurbished products and materials where such alternatives are economical and suitable, while reducing consumption of materials wherever possible.
4.5 Waste Disposal
We will minimise waste, especially hazardous waste, in all our operations and product development and will dispose of all waste through safe and responsible methods.
We will ensure that any products used or derived from wildlife, such as timber and plants, are from sustainable sources, and comply with EU and international trading rules.
We will work with our suppliers to ensure they recognise and reduce the environmental impact of their products and transportation through a quality purchasing policy.
Through coordinating route planning and delivery schedules we will seek to realise the dual benefits of reduced fuel consumption and lower exhaust emissions.
We will monitor relevant discharges and emissions to air, land and water to assess what action is necessary to reduce pollution or the risk of pollution. We will phase out, where practical, ozone depleting substances and minimise the release of greenhouse gases, volatile organic compounds, vehicle emissions and other substances damaging to health and the environment.
We will ensure, where practicable, that buildings occupied by us are designed, constructed and operated to optimise their environmental performance.
We include environmental issues in all company training programmes and encourage the implementation by all company staff of sound environmental practices.
5 POLICY REVIEW
This environmental policy will be reviewed regularly and, if necessary, revised to reflect the latest developments. We will conduct an annual self-evaluation of our performance in implementing these principles and in complying with all applicable laws and regulations.