As predominantly a distribution company, with minimal manufacturing involvement, our environmental policy concentrates on energy consumption, waste disposal and product sourcing. Our objective is to reduce our effect on the environment year on year as measured against our sales growth.
Waste reduction and recycling scheme have been extended across our business activities. Strategies to reduce multiple or failed deliveries, unnecessary packaging, energy usage within the warehouse environment and CO2 emissions through increasing use of diesel vehicle fleet are all in progress.
We comply with all relevant legislation and regulations pertaining to the impact our business activities have on the environment. These include: The Hazardous Waste (England & Wales) Regulations 2005; Special Waste Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004; The List of Wastes (England) Regulations 2005; Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS); WEEE Directive, Battery Regulations and Packaging Waste Directive. We also aim to meet and exceed the requirements of BS EN ISO 14001:1996, BS EN ISO 9001:2000, and Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).
We are in joint co-operation with BIFFA Initiatives schemes for the collection and recovery of packaging waste for recycling. Across the company there is now a great awareness of the need to separate and recycle materials such as plastic, paper, alloy, etc. This is actively encouraged with clearly marked containers.