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
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
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
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
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
Only using licensed and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste.