McCurrach (“the Company) is conscious of the potential impact upon the environment of its operations and will seek to integrate environmental best practice into all its business activities.
The Company recognises its corporate social responsibility and that its operations result in emissions to air and water and the generation of waste. It is the Company’s aim to comply with legislation and other requirements, continue to reduce the environmental impacts of its business and operate in an environmentally responsible manner.
Colleagues are encouraged to play a pro-active role in a programme of continuous improvement of the Company’s environmental impacts throughout all of our operations, including the development of a robust integrated policy framework.
The Company meets the statutory minimum requirements with regard to environmental targets and we strive to go beyond that wherever practical and economical as we recognise that good environmental practice increases efficiency.
This policy applies to all of our operations including management, colleagues and all other individuals. All colleagues have a responsibility in their area to ensure that the aims and objectives of the policy are met.
At McCurrach, we are committed to understanding, managing and reducing any environmental impacts of our activities through innovation and technology and also through encouraging cultural change.
This commitment means:-
Our Environmental Policy seeks to:-
o Ensure waste is prevented or reduced at source
o Re-use waste materials
o Refurbish any materials for reuse
o Deposit materials in the recycling facilities/ bins provided so they can be reclaimed as secondary raw materials
o Only where waste cannot be prevented, reclaimed or recovered should it be disposed of into waste bins
[Any other business specific aims e.g. hazardous substances/ emissions/ equipment (vehicles, refrigeration, batteries, fire protection)/ packaging / waste/ water use or efficiency]?
Wastage of materials must be kept to a minimum as this directly affects the Company’s profitability.
The Company recognises that scrap and waste material can constitute an environmental hazard if mistreated and that they can also present a hazard to staff. Staff must ensure that any hazardous or special waste is correctly channelled. Such waste may also have an economic value and therefore, all scrap material remains the property of the Company and should be returned to the Company’s premises and placed within the appropriate store. There are strict controls on dumping or disposal of waste materials and colleagues must not dispose of special or hazardous waste except under instruction and supervision of your manager.
Colleagues who are found to have breached this policy may be subject to disciplinary action which could lead to dismissal on the grounds of gross misconduct. The Company will not tolerate breach of this policy by any contractors or sub-contractors and will fully investigate and take all reasonable practicable steps to ensure that a breach of the policy does not happen again upon becoming aware of any breach.
Should you have any concerns about colleagues or any other persons connected with the Company whom you believe have contravened this policy, you are asked to disclose all relevant details in accordance with the Company’s Public Interest Disclosure Policy. If you feel that you have suffered any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting your suspicions in good faith, you may raise a grievance in accordance with the terms of the Company’s grievance procedure.