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Environmental Policy

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Braun and Company Ltd 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

Kelly Johnson, HR Officer, is 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 aims

We endeavour to:

  • Comply with all relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance.
  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.
  • Increase employee awareness and training.

Paper

We will:

  • Minimise the use of paper in the office.
  • Seek to buy recycled and recyclable paper products.

Energy and water

We will seek to:

  • Switch off lights and electrical equipment when not in use.
  • Adjust heating with energy consumption in mind.
  • Take energy consumption and efficiency of new products into account when purchasing them.
  • Favour renewable energy providers
  • Look into installing a new, more energy efficient, heating system in Unit 11B by 2024

Office supplies

We will:

  • Favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible.
  • Reuse and recycle everything we are able to.

Transportation

We will:

  • Reduce the need to travel, restricting to necessity trips only.
  • Promote the use of travel alternatives such as e-mail or video/phone conferencing.
  • Provide training and demos via video call wherever possible to reduce on unnecessary travel
  • Maintain vehicles rigorously to ensure ongoing efficiency.

Maintenance and cleaning

We will:

  • 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 improvement

We will:

  • Comply with all relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance.
  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.
  • Increase employee awareness through training.
  • Review this policy and any related business issues at management meetings.

Culture

We will:

  • 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.
Kelly Johnson
HR Officer
Date: 23.03.2021