ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT POLICY
1.1.4 Key Legislation:
The Environmental Protection Act 1990
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2007
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
1.1.5 Our Commitment: TMD Interior Projects recognises that its products and services may have an impact on the environment, and is committed to reducing such impact by following our Environmental Policy. We are committed to the continual improvement of our Environmental Management System (EMS), which includes risk identification, aspects and impacts assessment, safe working conditions, waste minimisation, pollution prevention, compliance with relevant global, local environmental and Health & Safety legislation regulations.
1.1.6 Our Objectives:
1 - Reduce, reuse and recycle waste and packaging.
2 - Improve the efficiency of energy usage.
3 - Constantly review aspects, objectives and targets.
4 - Understand the requirements of customers, authorities and agencies.
1.1.7 Communication: The Company establishes and maintains procedures for adequate communication, both internal and external, in relation to environmental issues, functions and documentation. Lines of communication are defined in applicable procedures.
1.1.8 Company Statement: We are committed to complying with accepted environmental practices, including the commitment to meet or exceed applicable legal and other requirements, to strive for continual improvement in our environmental management system, and to minimise the creation of waste and pollution. We will, therefore, manage our processes, our materials and our people in order to reduce the environmental impact on our work. The strategies detailed below enable us to set objectives towards sustainable environmental improvement, which can be measured and monitored regularly and in turn contribute to the prevention of pollution and future protection of the environment:-
18.104.22.168 Continue to develop the company's understanding of the environmental issues associated with the business.
22.214.171.124 Liaise with suppliers and customers to promote the best possible environmental practice in the selection, use and ultimate reclamation of the products and materials that pass through the company's hands.
126.96.36.199 Operate a thoughtful buying policy selecting wherever practical, materials and services which are less damaging to the environment.
Make arrangements so that in the event of any accidental spillage of any substance, we will ensure that:-
- such spillage will be cleaned and removed before it enters into any localized drainage system
- recover as far as possible, any such spillage of material(s).
- any recovered spillage will be disposed of in a manner which is in accordance with the relevant guidance and recognized best practice
1.1.9 Reduce the environmental impacts of TMD Interior Projects products (and any packaging used) in their design, manufacture, distribution, use and reuse.
1.1.10 Reduce waste to a minimum, to ensure its safe disposal and to recycle materials where appropriate.
1.1.11 Comply with requirements under the Site Waste Management Plan Regulations 2008, by developing and maintaining SWMP’s for the duration of projects, in excess of £300,000. In addition, to use the information to learn how to become more efficient on future projects.
1.1.12 Reduce the consumption of energy and to use it wisely.
1.1.13 Reduce the consumption of raw materials wherever possible.
1.1.14 Reduce or avoid where possible the pollution of land, air and water. Comply with, or exceed, relevant legal requirements
1.1.15 Encourage the development of good environmental practice by promoting this policy to staff, customers and suppliers and keeping them informed of progress in environmental performance.
1.1.16 Record the progress made in the development and implementation of this policy.
1.1.17 Have systems in place regularly to review progress against the above objectives and adjust targets and actions in the light of such reviews.
1.1.18 Ensure appropriate resources will continually be made to ensure the environmental policy is implemented in full.
1.1.19 Seek to reduce the following:
- Consumption of materials in all operations, reuse rather than dispose wherever possible and to promote recycled materials.
- Ensure all our vehicles are replaced at economic intervals and regularly undergo normal servicing where the key factor is the exhaust emission produced by these vehicles and also ensure they are well below the limits set by the Department of Transport.
- Noise, visual and other impacts on the local environment.
- Manage our building(s) and site(s) in an environmentally sensitive manner.
1.1.20 All employees are encouraged to understand and implement the objectives of this policy in their day to day work through regular discussion, communication and training. Regular review and monitoring of environmental performance will be actioned to ensure our environmental objectives and targets as described are maintained at all times.
1.1.21 Sustainable Strategy: To achieve this, as a company we will strive to integrate sustainability into all aspects of what we do. This will be considered from the advice we give to clients - to our considerations for resourcing of materials for installations - from being a great place to work - to minimising our own environmental impact.
1.1.22 Emergency Planning: In the event of an environmental accident at site it is imperative that a plan of action is available to prevent and mitigate against any environmental impact. The aspects that have been identified as possibly leading to environmental situation include unplanned asbestos release; existing site contamination; spillages including fuel or substances used on site. The size and scale of environmental incidents will or may vary from site to site. It may be possible that any smaller spillage and leaks can be cleared in a controlled manner by site operatives. Considerations must be taken for the use of external contractors/emergency teams where any incident has exceeded the clear up limits of an individual.
- Once the manager/supervisor/responsible person as been notified of any potential or actual environmental incident the following action must be taken.
- Evacuate the area where the incident as occurred
- Take reasonable steps /actions to prevent where possible the spread of further contamination.
- Secure the area and prevent access to the best of their ability.
- Protect where possible escape of contaminants into any nearby water courses.
- Notify anyone nearby who may also be affected.