Environmental Management System
Bolt & Heeks Limited is ISO14001 accredited; accordingly, we have developed an Environmental Management System [EMS], thus subjecting our environmental performance to regular, structured internal and external audits, and we have set annual targets to achieve year-on-year improvements.
We will endeavour to reduce our use of materials and energy use, minimise waste production and water use, procure sustainably and minimise our carbon footprint.
We aspire to meet or exceed the targets set by the Sustainable Operations on the Government Estate (SOGE) initiative. These are reflected in our management programme which sets annual targets for improvement on these targets.
We will publish information about our performance in accordance with the requirements of the Sustainable Operations on the Government Estate initiative.
Energy and Carbon
We have a management programme in place to reduce our carbon footprint by:
We will measure our most significant environmental/carbon impacts and monitor progress, using formal auditing procedures, where appropriate.
We will also work with our suppliers of goods and services to encourage them to be more aware of these issues and the impacts they have on the environment.
We will ensure that all our staff have an awareness of carbon and environmental issues and publicise our actions in these areas.
We will ensure that those with particular environmental responsibilities are provided with appropriate training and support.
We will seek to reduce the direct and indirect environmental impacts of our operations, where possible.
At the end of the life of a product, we will dispose of it responsibly, recycling where possible. Our aim is to reduce the amount of waste we generate as an organisation; where it is unavoidable, we will minimise the amount sent to landfill and aim to increase the quantity for recycling.
We will further reduce our carbon footprint by monitoring our water use and by gradually installing water-saving and retaining devices, where possible. We will make staff and visitors aware of our policies and actions.
We are committed to reducing the polluting effects of our environmental operations as far as possible.
We are committed to complying with environmental legislation.
Bolt and Heeks’ objectives in relation to our Environmental Management System (EMS) are to:
We will adopt the indicators set out in the targets of the Sustainable Operations.