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Utility Fasteners

The Key Distributor for Fastener and Fixing Manufacturers

Environmental Policy

 

Utility Fasteners recognises 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

Graeme Dent, Managing Director, is responsible for ensuring 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 to buy recycled and recyclable paper products.
  • Re-use and recycle all paper where possible.

Energy and Water

We will:

  • Reduce the amount of energy used as possible.
  • Switch off lights and electrical equipment when not in use.
  • Adjust heating with energy consumption in mind.
  • Take energy and efficiency of new products into account when purchasing them.

Office Supplies

We will:

  • Evaluate if the need can be met in another way.
  • Evaluate the environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase.
  • Favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible.
  • Re-use 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 and video/phone conferencing.

 

Maintenance and Cleaning

We will:

  • Use cleaning materials that are as environmentally friendly as possible.
  • Use materials in any office refurbishments that are environmentally friendly as possible.
  • Use only licensed and appropriate organisations to dispose 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 decisions
  • Increase employee awareness through training.
  • Review this policy and any related business issues at monthly 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.
  • Use local labour and materials where available to reduce CO2 and help the community.

 

 

Graeme Dent

Managing Director

4th November 2020

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