Speakserve

Environmental Policy

Mission statement

Speakserve Ltd recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond
legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our
environmental impact and continually improving our environmental
performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods,
with regular review points. We will encourage customers, suppliers and other
stakeholders to do the same.

Responsibility

Jonathan Grant, CEO is responsible for ensuring that the environmental policy is
implemented. However, all employees have a responsibility in their area to ensure
that the aims and objectives of the policy are met.
Policy aims

We endeavour to:

  • Comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements
  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance
  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts
  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions
  • Increase employee awareness and training

Paper

  • We will minimise the use of paper in the office
  • We will reduce packaging as much as possible
  • We will seek to buy recycled and recyclable paper products
  • We will reuse and recycle all paper where possible

Energy and water

  • We will seek to reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible
  • Lights and electrical equipment will be switched off when not in use
  • Heating will be adjusted with energy consumption in mind
  • The energy consumption and efficiency of new products will be taken into
    account when purchasing

Office supplies

  • We will evaluate if the need can be met in another way
  • We will evaluate if renting/sharing is an option before purchasing equipment
  • We will evaluate the environmental impact of any new products we intend to
    purchase
  • We will favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever
    possible
  • We will reuse and recycle everything we are able to.

Transportation

  • We will reduce the need to travel, restricting to necessity trips only
  • We promote the use of travel alternatives such as e-mail or video/phone
    conferencing
  • We will make additional efforts to accommodate the needs of those using
  • public transport or bicycles

Maintenance and cleaning

  • Cleaning materials used will be as environmentally friendly as possible
  • Materials used in office refurbishment will be as environmentally friendly as
    possible
  • We will only use licensed and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste
  • Monitoring and improvement
  • We will continually improve and monitor environmental performance
  • We will continually improve and reduce environmental impacts
  • We will incorporate environmental factors into business decisions
  • We will increase employee awareness through training
  • We will review this policy and any related business issues at our monthly
    management meetings

Culture

  • We will involve staff in the implementation of this policy, for greater
    commitment and improved performance
    We will update this policy at least once annually in consultation with staff and
    other stakeholders where necessary
  • We will provide staff with relevant environmental training
  • We will work with suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors to improve their
    environmental performance
  • We will use local labour and materials where available to reduce CO2 and help
    the community