To provide guidance for all processes that may have an effect on the environment and to ensure that we comply with all current regulations regarding environmental issues.
All employees, suppliers, contractors and visitors to Group premises
The requirements of this procedure shall not be construed as conflicting with safe guarding the health of all employees and the safety of equipment and facilities.
Health & Safety Policy’s
UK Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Compliance (300029)
5.1 To comply with all current and future regulations as they are implemented with regard to the environment.
5.2 Ensure that it purchases goods and materials which comply fully with Worldwide legislation and recognised environmental best practice
5.3 To recycle, reuse or reduce waste products where it is considered to be economically viable:-
5.4 To minimize energy waste by best practices:-
5.5 To encourage efficient use of transport:-
5.6 To use telephone, e-mail, web sites and online ordering where possible to communicate with colleagues, suppliers and customers in preference to paper based communications. Where e-mail is used avoid printing the e-mail to read or file.
5.7 To ensure that any controlled waste is disposed of through the correct procedures, by reputable, licensed waste disposal companies. Waste transfer notes should be retained where applicable. Waste transfer documentation is to be held on site, as a minimum, for the required two year period for non-hazardous wastes, and for the required three year period for hazardous wastes.
5.8 To reduce the quantity of paper copies of documentation by using on-line re-print facilities for:-
5.9 Raise staff awareness of environmental issues and promote individual good practice (correct routes of disposal, reducing waste).
5.10 To use computer technology to store and file documentation as opposed to storing data on paper.
5.11 To investigate and, where practicable, purchase recycled paper for use within the company and for its external publications, where this is not possible then to use FSC approved paper products.
5.12 To ensure that the appearance of the premises is kept tidy:-
5.13 To ensure that all fume extraction systems are correctly maintained, so that all fumes that are expelled into the atmosphere are clean and within any current air pollution regulations.
5.14 To continue to ensure that all of our processes and products are as environmentally non-damaging as possible.
5.15 The use of recyclable packaging in for all our products. Minimise packaging materials to ensure waste streaming is easily achievable by our customers.
5.16 Where applicable, to minimise ‘mixer miles’ by encouraging distributors to take direct shipments from contract manufacturers rather than purchasing UK inventory.
5.17 To minimise the energy usage of our products.
CEO Audiotonix Limited