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Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy
  1. Policy
    • 1.1 This Environmental Policy Statement is published within the context of the Company’s Corporate Strategy relevant to its core business, which is product sampling and testing for the animal feed, food, water, dairy, pharmaceutical and building industry.
    • 1.2 ALS Group is committed to;
      • 1.2.1 Address the issues of energy conservation, waste management, and the prevention of pollution as a key consideration in all of its operations.
      • 1.2.2 The continual improvement of environmental performance whilst giving proper consideration to cost and service.
      • 1.2.3 To comply with all relevant environmental legislation and regulations and with other requirements to which the organisation subscribes.
  2. Objectives
    • 2.1 Conservation of energy and water
      • 2.1.1 To reduce energy usage, wherever possible, by good housekeeping or energy management Schemes
      • 2.1.2 To reduce energy loss by effective insulation, lagging or leak detection methods.
      • 2.1.3 To recycle energy, or its by-products, wherever practical.
      • 2.1.4 To select or change to, the most effective energy sources.
    • 2.2 Waste
      • 2.2.1 To seek the elimination or reduction of handling and packaging materials – cardboard, wood and film.
      • 2.2.2 To separate and recycle these materials as far as is practical, bearing in mind cost and the energy used for recycling.
      • 2.2.3 To ensure professional and licensed waste management contractors carry out disposals.
      • 2.2.4 To reduce the use of paper through good housekeeping and paperless information technology transfer.
      • 2.2.5 To use recycled paper, wherever possible.
    • 2.3 Pollution Control
      • 2.3.1 To minimise possible pollution in all forms, whether excess noise, atmospheric, or through burning & venting. The use of incorrect fuels, oil, water or the disposal of cleaning fluids and chemicals.
      • 2.3.2 Each site will develop and maintain emergency Contingency Plan and practice procedures for dealing with spillage incidents.
    • 2.4 Vehicles
      • 2.4.1 Introduce environmental considerations into vehicle design, specification and engine selection.
      • 2.4.2 Where appropriate and effective, introduce aids to economy e.g. additives, and speed limiters.
      • 2.4.3 Ensure the highest standards of skilled and careful driving through selection and appropriate training and supervision.
      • 2.4.4 Ensure the highest standards of maintenance.
      • 2.4.5 Seek improved noise reduction and safety through specifications on brakes, and refrigeration.
      • 2.4.6 To ensure best traffic management practice in terms of vehicle routing and optimised scheduling.
  3. Responsibilities
    • 3.1 The Finance Director is responsible for ensuring adequate resources are available where appropriate to achieve the objectives as described in section 2 of this policy.
    • 3.2 The ALS Group Safety Advisor will be responsible for co-ordinating Environmental issues throughout the company.
  4. Meetings
    • 4.1 Environmental issues will be an agenda item at Site Health & Safety Meetings, to identify, agree and set minimum standards and continuous improvement targets for the sites.
  5. Audits
    • 5.1 Environmental issues will be audited as part of Health & Safety audits carried out by the ALS Group Safety Advisor.
  6. Reporting
    • 6.1 The Group Health & Safety Adviser will report monthly on environmental issues.

The success of this policy requires the whole- hearted support of everyone employed by the company.

Mr Mark Wood

Managing Director

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