Environmental & Sustainability Policy

Introduction

This policy statement aims to outline Trotter UK environmental commitments and awareness of the social obligation it undertakes in its trading. Trotter UK is committed to the promotion of environmentally sound practice, preserving natural resources and preventing environmental pollution.

Trotter UK aims to promote the concept of sustainable development in all its communications, ensuring current needs can be surpassed without compromising the ability of future generations to succeed. Thus the notions of social equity and justice, in addition to environmental protection are at the forefront of every transaction.

Our commitment extends to all our activities, endeavouring to prevent environmental damage; minimising energy and resource usage and ensuring the principles of stainable development are operated throughout all operations. We will therefore:

  • Minimise and where reasonably practicable eliminate any adverse impact on the environment arising from the activities of business.
  • Minimise the use of energy, resources consumed and waste produced, whilst maintaining a professional and safe working environment.
  • Support the reuse and recycling of materials, emphasised by the development of our recycled product options
  • Ensure the legal disposal of all wastes arising from the activities of our business.
  • Comply with, and wherever possible exceed the environmental requirements of appropriate legislative bodies and our customers.
  • Minimise the use of non-renewable resources, hazardous chemicals and other pollutants, in favour of using eco-friendly product and material alternatives.
  • Ensure all staff are provided with appropriate and adequate information and training and are competent in all environmental matters.
  • Inform and train our staff to understand and fulfil their environmental responsibilities to our company.
  • Establish and measure our environmental performance against objectives, which will identify significant environmental aspects and impacts from current and past activities. Ensuring mistakes are rectified and appropriate changes made.
  • Continually improve our environmental performance.

Objectives for sustainable development, recognised by the UK Government include Environmental protection. It is, therefore, our legal and moral responsibility to ensure all our activities prevent damage to the environment. We seek to sustain and enhance the environment and encourage our customers, colleagues and suppliers to adopt a similar stance. The development and expansion of our latest range offers our customers the option to purchase their desired promotional merchandise from a recycled substance, further highlighting our goal to integrate these principles within society. An environmental management system has been developed to ensure the potential impact of all our activities are identified, assessed and satisfactorily mitigated.

Our Environmental Management System is a continual cycle of planning, implementing, reviewing and improving the processes and actions Trotter UK undertakes in meeting its business and goals. This is achieved by ensuring the environmental aspects and impacts of our activities are monitored from the highest level, minimising environmental damage.

  • All staff members have clearly defined responsibilities and are adequately trained, motivated and confident within their roles.
  • Initiatives to support sustainable development will be identified and implemented locally.
  • All staff will undertake environmental training
  • Staff are at all times to be environmentally aware, reporting any unsatisfactory conditions or improvements to management to ensure continual changes can be made.
  • How we undertake our business will be reviewed on a regular basis to consider alternative ways of working that may positively contribute to the sustainable development of the environment.
  • We will endeavour to perform and promote Recycling of used resources
  • Rethinking the way business is conducted
  • Reusing resources wherever possible
  • Reducing energy and resource use
  • Minimise and where reasonably practicable eliminate any adverse impact on the environment arising from the activities of business.
  • Purchase materials, subject to quality and price, which contains the highest proportion of recycled material.
  • Where possible, avoid use of coated/glossy papers where alternatives exist as such materials require greater resource use and prove difficult to recycle.
  • Office waste bins and liners made from 100% recycled plastics.
  • Avoid the purchase of plastic products where a more environmentally friendly option is available.
  • Disposable plastic products should not be purchased, where longer lasting and reusable alternatives are available.
  • Energy should be saved at every possible opportunity; lights should be switched off when feasible in addition to closing windows and doors to reduce expenditure on heating and air conditioning.
  • Modify the marketing and use of products or services or the conduct of activities, consistent with current scientific and technical understanding, to prevent serious or irreversible environmental degradation.
  • Purchase remanufactured or refilled toner and ink-jet cartridges for desktop ink-jet printers and fax machines, reusing and recycling them.
  • To advise, and where relevant educate, our customers in the safe use and disposal of products, achieved via the promotion of recycled products in addition to ideas and information presented in newsletter and website format.
  • Minimise the use of energy, resources consumed and waste produced, whilst maintaining a professional and safe working environment
  • Replace disposables with reusable or recyclables where applicable. Ozone depleting substances should be avoided at all costs.
  • The generation of sources of noise pollution will be monitored and reduced.
  • Conduct research on the environmental impacts of raw materials, products and processes associated with Trotter UK production methods and on the means of minimising such adverse impacts.
  • Ensure the legal disposal of all wastes arising from the activities of our business.
  • All waste will be disposed of in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Environment Agency.
  • All waste is handled, recovered and disposed of responsibly.
  • Waste will only be handled, recovered or disposed of by individuals or businesses that are authorised to do so
  • Waste will be stored safely and securely in order to prevent pollution, contamination or harm to others.
  • The collection, storage and removal of wastes from Trotter UK will, as far as reasonably practical be undertaken in accordance with the Code of Practice for ‘Duty of Care in Waste Management’ outlined in the Special Waste Regulations 1996 and the Environmental Protection Act 1990. (BS1178/ISO 14001)
  • Comply with, and wherever possible exceed the environmental requirements of appropriate legislative bodies and our customers.
  • To recognise environmental management as among the highest corporate priorities and as a key determinant of sustainable development to establish policies, programmes and practices for conducting operations in an environmentally sound manner
  • Minimise the use of non-renewable resources, hazardous chemicals and other pollutants, in favour of using eco-friendly product and material alternatives.
  • Encourage clients where possible and practical to use more environmentally friendly print receptive products.
  • Encourage clients where possible and practical to recycle previous advertising campaigns.
  • Where possible choose packaging methods which may have already been or can be recycled.
  • Ensure records of materials, including specifications of manufacture are maintained and are available for inspection.
  • Where possible and practical source third party delivery methods with a similar environmentally policy as our own.
  • Where possible encourage multiple drop deliveries using our own fleet of vehicles.
  • Where practical, develop and implement an integrated environment aware green transport policy encouraging the greater use of shared vehicles, public transport and approved contract delivery services.
  • Develop and implement a closed loop policy on waste.

Environmental & Sustainability Policy

Introduction

This policy statement aims to outline Trotter UK environmental commitments and awareness of the social obligation it undertakes in its trading. Trotter UK is committed to the promotion of environmentally sound practice, preserving natural resources and preventing environmental pollution.

Objective and Commitment

Trotter UK aims to promote the concept of sustainable development in all its communications, ensuring current needs can be surpassed without compromising the ability of future generations to succeed. Thus the notions of social equity and justice, in addition to environmental protection are at the forefront of every transaction.

Our commitment extends to all our activities, endeavouring to prevent environmental damage; minimising energy and resource usage and ensuring the principles of stainable development are operated throughout all operations. We will therefore:

  • Minimise and where reasonably practicable eliminate any adverse impact on the environment arising from the activities of business.
  • Minimise the use of energy, resources consumed and waste produced, whilst maintaining a professional and safe working environment.
  • Support the reuse and recycling of materials, emphasised by the development of our recycled product options
  • Ensure the legal disposal of all wastes arising from the activities of our business.
  • Comply with, and wherever possible exceed the environmental requirements of appropriate legislative bodies and our customers.
  • Minimise the use of non-renewable resources, hazardous chemicals and other pollutants, in favour of using eco-friendly product and material alternatives.
  • Ensure all staff are provided with appropriate and adequate information and training and are competent in all environmental matters.
  • Inform and train our staff to understand and fulfil their environmental responsibilities to our company.
  • Establish and measure our environmental performance against objectives, which will identify significant environmental aspects and impacts from current and past activities. Ensuring mistakes are rectified and appropriate changes made.
  • Continually improve our environmental performance.

Principles

Objectives for sustainable development, recognised by the UK Government include Environmental protection. It is, therefore, our legal and moral responsibility to ensure all our activities prevent damage to the environment. We seek to sustain and enhance the environment and encourage our customers, colleagues and suppliers to adopt a similar stance. The development and expansion of our latest range offers our customers the option to purchase their desired promotional merchandise from a recycled substance, further highlighting our goal to integrate these principles within society. An environmental management system has been developed to ensure the potential impact of all our activities are identified, assessed and satisfactorily mitigated.

Environmental Management System

Our Environmental Management System is a continual cycle of planning, implementing, reviewing and improving the processes and actions Trotter UK undertakes in meeting its business and goals. This is achieved by ensuring the environmental aspects and impacts of our activities are monitored from the highest level, minimising environmental damage.environmental

Environmental Responsibility

  • All staff members have clearly defined responsibilities and are adequately trained, motivated and confident within their roles.

Environmental Objective

  • Initiatives to support sustainable development will be identified and implemented locally.

Environmental Promotion

  • All staff will undertake environmental training
  • Staff are at all times to be environmentally aware, reporting any unsatisfactory conditions or improvements to management to ensure continual changes can be made.
  • How we undertake our business will be reviewed on a regular basis to consider alternative ways of working that may positively contribute to the sustainable development of the environment.
  • We will endeavour to perform and promote Recycling of used resources
  • Rethinking the way business is conducted
  • Reusing resources wherever possible
  • Reducing energy and resource use

Action Plan

  • Minimise and where reasonably practicable eliminate any adverse impact on the environment arising from the activities of business.
  • Purchase materials, subject to quality and price, which contains the highest proportion of recycled material.
  • Where possible, avoid use of coated/glossy papers where alternatives exist as such materials require greater resource use and prove difficult to recycle.
  • Office waste bins and liners made from 100% recycled plastics.
  • Avoid the purchase of plastic products where a more environmentally friendly option is available.
  • Disposable plastic products should not be purchased, where longer lasting and reusable alternatives are available.
  • Energy should be saved at every possible opportunity; lights should be switched off when feasible in addition to closing windows and doors to reduce expenditure on heating and air conditioning.
  • Modify the marketing and use of products or services or the conduct of activities, consistent with current scientific and technical understanding, to prevent serious or irreversible environmental degradation.
  • Purchase remanufactured or refilled toner and ink-jet cartridges for desktop ink-jet printers and fax machines, reusing and recycling them.
  • To advise, and where relevant educate, our customers in the safe use and disposal of products, achieved via the promotion of recycled products in addition to ideas and information presented in newsletter and website format.
  • Minimise the use of energy, resources consumed and waste produced, whilst maintaining a professional and safe working environment
  • Replace disposables with reusable or recyclables where applicable. Ozone depleting substances should be avoided at all costs.
  • The generation of sources of noise pollution will be monitored and reduced.
  • Conduct research on the environmental impacts of raw materials, products and processes associated with Trotter UK production methods and on the means of minimising such adverse impacts.
  • Ensure the legal disposal of all wastes arising from the activities of our business.
  • All waste will be disposed of in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Environment Agency.
  • All waste is handled, recovered and disposed of responsibly.
  • Waste will only be handled, recovered or disposed of by individuals or businesses that are authorised to do so
  • Waste will be stored safely and securely in order to prevent pollution, contamination or harm to others.
  • The collection, storage and removal of wastes from Trotter UK will, as far as reasonably practical be undertaken in accordance with the Code of Practice for ‘Duty of Care in Waste Management’ outlined in the Special Waste Regulations 1996 and the Environmental Protection Act 1990. (BS1178/ISO 14001)
  • Comply with, and wherever possible exceed the environmental requirements of appropriate legislative bodies and our customers.
  • To recognise environmental management as among the highest corporate priorities and as a key determinant of sustainable development to establish policies, programmes and practices for conducting operations in an environmentally sound manner
  • Minimise the use of non-renewable resources, hazardous chemicals and other pollutants, in favour of using eco-friendly product and material alternatives.
  • Encourage clients where possible and practical to use more environmentally friendly print receptive products.
  • Encourage clients where possible and practical to recycle previous advertising campaigns.
  • Where possible choose packaging methods which may have already been or can be recycled.
  • Ensure records of materials, including specifications of manufacture are maintained and are available for inspection.
  • Where possible and practical source third party delivery methods with a similar environmentally policy as our own.
  • Where possible encourage multiple drop deliveries using our own fleet of vehicles.
  • Where practical, develop and implement an integrated environment aware green transport policy encouraging the greater use of shared vehicles, public transport and approved contract delivery services.
  • Develop and implement a closed loop policy on waste.
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