Environ

Environmental Policy

StaffHost Ltd. recognises that its activities impact upon the environment through its routine internal operations, its infrastructure and through its influence and effects on the wider community. It acknowledges a responsibility for and a commitment to, protection of the environment at all levels. StaffHost Ltd. will comply fully with environmental legislation and is in addition committed to continued efforts to:

  • Promote environmental management policies and practices at every level throughout the organisation;

  • Increase awareness of environmental responsibilities among staff and Members;

  • Minimise waste and pollution and develop and operate environmentally sound waste management procedures;

  • Continue to encourage and facilitate modes of transport by staff and Members which minimise environmental impact;

  • Reduce water and energy consumption;

  • Promote a purchasing policy which will give preference, as far as practicable, to those products and services which cause the least harm to the environment;

  • Avoid wherever practical the use of environmentally damaging substances, materials and processes; and

  • Encourage Member organisations to adopt environmentally sensitive policies with regard to all aspects of their businesses.

Policy aims

We endeavour to:

  • Comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements

  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance

  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts

  • Increase employee awareness and training

  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions

Energy and water

  • We will seek to reduce the amount of energy we use, as much as possible

  • Lights and electrical equipment will be switched off when not in use

  • Heating will be adjusted with energy consumption in mind

  • The energy consumption and efficiency of new products will be considered when purchasing

Paper

  • We will minimise the use of paper in the office

  • We will only print when absolutely necessary

  • We will seek to buy recycled and recyclable paper products

  • We will reuse and recycle all paper where possible

Office supplies

  • We will evaluate if the need can be met in another way

  • We will evaluate the environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase

  • We will favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible

  • We will reuse and recycle everything we are able to

Transportation

  • We will reduce the need to travel, restricting to necessary trips only

  • We will promote the use of travel alternatives such as e-mail or video/phone conferencing

  • We will make additional efforts to accommodate the needs of those using public transport or bicycles

Maintenance and cleaning

  • Cleaning materials used will be as environmentally friendly as possible

  • Materials used in office refurbishment will be as environmentally friendly as possible

  • We will only use licensed and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste

Monitoring and improvement

  • We will comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements

  • We will continually improve and reduce environmental impacts

  • We will continually improve and monitor environmental performance

  • We will incorporate environmental factors into business decisions

  • We will increase employee awareness through training

  • We will review this policy and any related business issues annually

Culture

  • We will involve staff in the implementation of this policy, for greater commitment and improved performance

  • We will review this policy at least once annually in consultation with staff and other stakeholders where necessary

  • We will provide staff with relevant environmental training

  • We will use local labour and materials where available to reduce CO2 and help the community

Our policy is endorsed by the Board of Directors and is communicated to all our employees and suppliers. The policy is reviewed annually and updated where necessary. It forms the basis for setting environmental improvement objectives that influence the way we do business.