ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

IT IS OUR POLICY TO:

Develop, maintain and operate our resources in an environmentally responsible manner.

Make a positive and commercially-realistic contribution to improve the environment in which we operate.

Ensure that the threat of pollution in any form from our activities is identified and eliminated or tightly monitored and controlled.

Minimize our consumption of materials, fuel, energy and water and to recycle as much as economically feasible.

Eliminate or minimize any harmful effects of our activities upon employees, customers, neighbours and the public.

click below to find out how we deliver these aims:

AS A VEHICLE OPERATOR WE:

Maintain a culture of safe and fuel-efficient driving on the road, at loading and unloading premises; minimize fuel use and therefore environmental pollution; and to maximize safety and consideration for others. We do this through training, monitoring and the re-training of drivers as necessary.

Ensure that drivers understand how they can get the best performance from their vehicle and any ancillary equipment and avoid unnecessary use of fuel.

Monitor the fuel use of vehicles and of drivers.

When planning truck movements use local knowledge and other sources of information to optimize efficiency of the vehicle and to avoid congesting roads.

Load our vehicles to the maximum permitted by weight/volume as much as possible by, for example, flexible scheduling, load consolidation and back-loading where this is compatible with the service requirements of the customers.

Ensure that the vehicles are maintained to a high standard.
Ensure that noise from our operations is keep to a minimum in noise-sensitive areas and times.

Engage with our employees, welcoming their ideas and commitment and regularly review our operations, drawing on sources including the Road Haulage Association and the Freight Best Practise program.

AS A PROPERTY OWNER WE:

Minimize the use of lighting, heating, paper and other materials consistent with the comfort of employees and requirements of the business.

Maintain effective control and audit trail of effluents and waste including paper, packaging and oils.

Ensure that the general appearance of the property is visually acceptable, by, as examples, keeping the building clean and well-maintained, landscaping or tree-screening and maintaining a proper service.

Carry out an energy saving audit of our buildings, including building insulation, use of waste oil for heating boilers, time switches on lighting, etc...

Co-operate with others firms in the area in improving general appearance.

Regularly review our costs and environmental performance.