ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Foodtest Laboratories 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

Jplaceholderay Tolley (Managing Director) 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
  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions
  • Increase employee awareness and training

Paper

We will:

  • Minimise the use of paper in the office
  • Reduce packaging as much as possible
  • Seek and 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 equipment when not in use
  • Adjust heating with energy consumption in mind
  • Take energy consumption and efficiency of new equipment into account when purchasing them

Office Supplies

We will:

  • Evaluate if the need can be met in another way
  • Evaluate if renting or sharing is an option before purchasing equipment
  • Evaluate the environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase
  • 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 email or video/phone conferencing
  • Make additional efforts to accommodate the needs of those using public transport or bicycles
  • Promote ‘working from home’ as an option where possible

Maintenance and Cleaning

We will:

  • Use cleaning materials that are as environmentally friendly as possible
  • Use materials in any office refurbishment that are as environmentally friendly as possible
  • Only used 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
  • Incorporate environmental factors into business deceisions
  • Increase employee awareness through training
  • Review this policy and any related business issues at weekly management meetings

Culture

We will:

  • Update this policy at least once annually in consultation with staff members and other stakeholders where necessary
  • Involve staff members in the implementation of this policy, for greater commitment and improved performance
  • Provide staff members with relevant 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.

Contact us today
Please use the following form to contact us for further information, a member of the administration team will then be in touch within 48 hrs of receipt.
Contact us today
Please use the following form to contact us for further information, a member of the administration team will then be in touch within 48 hrs of receipt.