Environmental Policy

Atlas Washroom Systems Limited recognises that its operations will have an effect on the local, regional and global environment. As a consequence of this, the Company is committed to continuous improvements in environmental performance and the prevention of pollution. Environmental regulations, laws and codes of practice will be regarded as setting minimum standards of environmental performance.

We reduce our energy consumption by using a wood burner which burns off-cuts from the manufacturing process to heat the factory area, and by turning off rather than leaving on stand-by. We endeavour to improve the energy efficiency of the products and services we use and sell by choosing the most practicable, energy efficient machinery, lighting and raw material options for use within the company. Our aim is to keep our energy expenditure to less than 2% of turnover and are proactive in seeking further energy reduction measures. We also batch deliveries and use appropriate technology to reduce our vehicle fuel needs. We encourage the reduction of waste through different methods including computerised cutting machines, re-using or burning off-cuts and re-using packaging materials. We aim to keep packaging at less than 0.5% of our waste. Left-over stock from jobs is used in later jobs if appropriate. These measures have resulted in a two thirds drop in waste production and we hope to further reduce this by finding ways of recycling sawdust produced by the cutting machines.

Environmental Policy
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Environmental Statement 2010
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We endeavour to consider the environmental impacts of our products and services at all stages of their life-cycle – from design to production, customer use and disposal and we aim to conserve resources through efficient use and careful planning and we seek to address our impact on the environment through the adoption of a sustainable procurement policy and using products which can be disposed of in an environmentally responsible way. We encourage all employees to carry out their jobs in an environmentally responsible way. They are encouraged to identify, and communicate to the appropriate people, any breaches of practice or any production improvements they see which could improve the financial and environmental performance of the company. It is hoped that practices developed within the company will be transferred into employees everyday lives, thereby increasing the positive environmental impact of the practices.

We endeavour to set environmental targets and goals which are placed into an Action Plan with appropriate timescales. We conduct an annual self-evaluation of our performance in implementing these principles and in complying with all applicable laws and regulations, and review our Environmental Policy annually, or earlier as required, to ensure the company continually improves its environmental performance and the prevention of pollution. Reduction of waste has been used as a performance indicator in the last 5 years, resulting in a significant reduction in the amount of waste produced, and is constantly monitored.

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