Ashleigh & Burwood – Environmental Policy

Ashleigh & Burwood recognise that we have a moral duty to look after our planet beyond the standard legal and regulatory requirements. As part of our business strategy we are committed to reducing the impact of our activities on the environment and we regularly review our activities to ensure continual environmental improvement.

Our environmental policy demonstrates how we will seek to promote greater awareness of environmental issues amongst our suppliers, customers and employees. All employees have a responsibility to ensure that the aims and objectives of this policy are met.

We will endeavour to:
  • Comply with and exceed all statutory environmental requirements.
  • Enhance environmental awareness among our customers and employees.
  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.
  • Reduce energy consumption and our carbon footprint.
  • Minimise the consumption of resources, production of waste and harmful emissions to the air, and water.
  • Work with our suppliers to improve their environmental performance.

To achieve these objectives, we are committed to:

Energy & Water
  • Use the minimum quantities of energy possible in accordance with the safe and efficient operation of our heating, lighting, plant and machinery.
  • Continuously review our energy sources and efficiency with a view to causing the least environmental impact.
  • A continuous programme of energy conservation by monitoring consumption and eliminating excessive or unnecessary use.
  • Communicating to all employees the means by which energy and water may be conserved.
Transport
  • Working with couriers and logistics business to reduce the harmful effects of transportation/delivery on the environment.
  • Discouraging single occupancy journeys; employees are encouraged to use public transport, cycle or walk to work.
  • Promoting the use of email or video/phone conferencing
  • Favouring ‘green’ vehicles and maintaining them to ensure ongoing efficiency.
  • We will use local labour and materials where available to reduce CO2 and help the community.
Raw material use & waste production
  • Seeking goods and services, which do least harm to the environment in their production, delivery and packaging use, re-use, recycling and disposal.
  • Minimising the use of paper in the office and reusing and recycling all paper where possible.
  • Reducing packaging as much as possible and seeking to buy recycled and recyclable materials to use in our products.
  • Favouring more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible.
  • Reducing the acquisition of new materials, re-using materials, recycling existing materials and, if the former are impractical, disposal by a means which will have least impact on the environment and conforms to statutory requirements.
  • Only using licensed and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste.

Andrew Nettleton
Managing Director