Appletons is committed to the sustained use of natural resources and the prevention of environmental pollution. It will seek to achieve this in the day to day operation of its offices and through the designs and professional advice it provides to clients.
Energy Select high efficiency forms of lighting when replacing existing bulbs and fittings.
Review heating systems of all offices and consider options for improved efficiency – reviewed within two years.
Review thermal efficiency of all premises and institute a programme of improvements – reviewed within two years.
Select low energy settings as default on all computers, printers and other electrical equipment.
Minimise use of vehicles by programming journeys, car sharing and use of public transport wherever possible.
Company cars to be makes and models of low carbon emissions and fuel efficient.
Purchasing Use recycled paper manufactured with non-chlorine bleaching agents for all stationery. Use recyclable consumables wherever possible.
Avoid use of adhesives, cleaning agents and other chemical products which contain greenhouse gases or ozone depleting substances.
Recycling Recycle paper, packaging, consumables, plastic, glass, dead batteries etc. If suitable, re-use paper for drafts, file notes etc. before recycling.
The Director in charge of each office shall be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the policy in that office and shall report on progress to the first Directors’ Meeting held in each calendar year.
All staff, including new members of staff, will be issued with a copy of the policy and will be instructed to review progress and identify work processes where improvement is possible, annually, in advance of the Directors’ Meeting.
An Environmental Management System broadly in accordance with the specification in BS 7750: 1994 shall be prepared and introduced within two years.