Allen Lane’s commitment to sound environmental performance underpins our business operations and our corporate objectives. As a relatively young organisation, we have grown considerably over the past 9 years, taking into account the environment in which we operate and making environmental sustainability not just a priority but a firm objective of our business.
Our business is compact and measurable and suffers from no sustainability impacts. We believe that businesses are responsible for achieving good environmental practices and operating in a sustainable manner. We are therefore committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral and fundamental part of our business strategy and operating methods. It is our priority to encourage our clients, suppliers and all business associates to do the same. Not only is this sound commercial sense for all, it is also a matter of delivering on our duty of care towards future generations.
- Wholly support and comply with or exceed the requirements of current environmental legislation and codes of practice.
- To achieve good environmental standards in all activities including the reduction, re-use, recycling and disposal of waste.
- To make economic use of energy, water and transport usage to minimise waste in all aspects of the business function.
- To regularly assess the environmental impact resulting from business operations and to remain fully informed of recognised best practices.
- Apply the principles of continuous improvement in respect of air, water, noise and light pollution from our premises and reduce any impacts from our operations on the environment and local community.
- To communicate this Environmental Policy and Action Plan updates to all interested parties including clients, suppliers and employees, encouraging their active involvement in environmental issues.
- As far as possible purchase products and services that do the least damage to the environment and encourage others to do the same.
- Assess the environmental impact of any new processes or products we intend to introduce in advance.
- Ensure that all employees understand our environmental policy and conform to the high standards it requires.
- Address complaints about any breach of our Environmental Policy promptly and to the satisfaction of all concerned.
The Managing Directors of Allen Lane hold the overall and final responsibility for the Environmental Policy with the Environmental Committee in charge of the co-ordination, implementation and monitoring of the policy throughout the organisation. The Environmental Policy and Action Plan update will be communicated through various channels such as the Allen Lane website or public drive. Each staff member takes responsibility for their own work area. The policy will be reviewed annually at Board Meetings and any updates cascaded throughout the company.
With the support of the Directors the EEMC pledges too:
- To keep informed on any relevant changes in legislation which may affect our practices.
- To research and review agreed standards in light of changes in technology and product development.
- As appropriate, at annual review, to insert any new standards required into the implementation of this policy.
In order to achieve Allen Lane’s environmental targets it acknowledges and abides by its legal responsibilities as an environmentally aware employer. In the table below are the legislative acts that Allen Lane align itself with in order to ensure compliance
|Legislation||Available Location||Legislative Compliance|
|Environment Act 1995||http://www.opsi.gov.uk||Information only|
|Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994||http://www.opsi.gov.uk||Ensure waste is controlled|
|EC Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)||http://www.opsi.gov.uk||Ensure computer and electrical equipment is disposed of correctly|
|Smoke Free Regulations 2007||http://www.opsi.gov.uk||Ensure correct use of ‘No Smoking’ signs throughout premises|
|Waste regulations 2011||http://www.opsi.gov.uk||Requires businesses to apply the waste management hierarchy, introduces a two-tier system for waste carrier and broker registration.|