ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Rationale

Brunel Manor is committed to the implementation of proactive measures to help protect and sustain the local, national and global environment for future generations.  The directors and trustees recognise the impact of its operations on the environment and aim to, by increasing their understanding in respect of these activities, minimise any detrimental effects that may occur.  By working together we can create a safe and clean environment and ensure that environmental issues are kept at the forefront of everyone’s mind and given proper attention at all times.
 

The aims are to:

  • Fully comply with the law, current legislation and regulations and to take a proactive approach to future legal requirements or obligations.
  • Ensure that everybody within the company and charity has a Duty of Care for the environment, its habitats and biodiversity.
  • Encourage our staff and volunteers to work in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • Seek to conserve natural resources by ensuring the responsible use of energy, water and materials, yet still provide the quality of service expected by our guests.
  • Measure performance and set objectives that will be regularly revisited with the aim of continual improvement.  Reducing, re-using or recycling in areas such as water consumption, waste materials produced and energy consumption. We will achieve this by:
  • Actively promoting the recycling of glass, paper, cardboard, tin and plastic.
  • Working in a way which makes effective and careful use of resources.  This includes practices such as double sided printing whenever possible and ensuring lights and heating are not left on when not needed.
  • Gaining support from our guests and ensuring that they are made aware of our environmental policy.
  • Local sourcing of services and products that have minimal environmental impact and are recyclable.  These include items such as packaging, food, beverages, stationery and energy efficient electrical equipment.
  • Ensuring that when travel arrangements are required for groups of guests and volunteers, the provision of transport should have the least environmental impact.  When transport is arranged for an individual, car sharing or use of public transport should be used where practicably possible.
  • Supporting the work of organisations which promote the harvest of products in a way that sustains and protects the well-being of humanity.
  • Working with our suppliers and contractors to ensure that they are made aware of our policy and that they have compatible policies for managing their impact on the environment.
  • Regularly conducting reviews to ensure the centre operations remain compliant with this policy and to ensure continual improvement for the future.
  • Providing all our volunteers and staff with the information, instructions and training necessary to fulfil this policy.