Environmental Policy

 

Main Layer Ltd (the Company, ‘we’, ‘us’, and ‘our) recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods. We will encourage customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders to do the same.

Responsibility

We are responsible for ensuring that this environmental policy is implemented. However, all employees have a responsibility in their area to ensure that the aims and objectives of this policy are met.

Policy Objectives

We endeavour to:

• Comply with all the relevent regulatory requirements;

• Continually improve and monitor environmental performance;

• Continally improve and reduce environmental impacts;

• Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions;

• Increase employee awareness and training.

Paper and Packaging

We will do the following:

• Minimise the use of peer in the office;

• Reduce packaging and recycle as much as possible;

• Seek to buy recycled and recyclable paper products;

• Reuse and recycle all paper where possible.

Energy and Water

We will seek to:

• Reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible;

• Switch off lights and electrical aplliances when not in use;

• Adjust heating with energy consumption in mind;

• Take energy consumption and efficiency of new products into account when making a purchase.

Office Supplies

We will do the following:

• Evalute if the need be met in another way;

• Evaluate if renting or sharing is an option before purchasing equipment;

• Consider the  environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase;

• Favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever posssible;

Reuse and recycle everything we are able to.

Transportation

We will do the following:

• Reduce the need to travel, restricting to necessity trips only;

• Promote the use of travel alternatives such as e-mail or video/phone conferencing;

• Make additional efforts to accommodate the needs of those using public transport or bicycle;

• Favour ‘green’ vehicles and maintain them rigorously to ensure ongoing efficiency.

Maintenance and Cleaning

We will do the following:

• Use cleaning materials that are as environmentally friendly as possible;

• Use materials in any office refurbishment that are as environmentally friendly as possible;

• Only use licensed and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste.

Monitoring and Improvements

We will do the following:

• Comply with aall relevant regulatory requirements;

• Continually improve and monitor environmental performance;

• Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts;

• Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions;

• Increase employee awareness though training;

• Review this policy and any related business issues at monthly management meetings.

Culture

We will do the following:

• Update this policy at least once annually in consultation with staff and other stakeholders where necessary;

• Involve staff in the implementation of this policy, for greater commitment and improved performance;

• Provide staff with relevant environmental training;

• Work with suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors to improve their environmental performance;

• Use local labour and materials where available to reduce CO2 and help the community.

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