Jonathan Blain is concerned in Helping People to Live Better Lives, have Better Careers, Run Better Businesses and Organisations and Make the World a Better Place. We recognise that our operations have an effect on the environment and we wish to minimise the potentially harmful effects of such activity wherever and whenever possible. We also recognise that good environmental management must be an integral and fundamental part of our corporate business strategy.
Our policy is to meet or exceed all environmental regulations, laws and codes of practice.We are committed to the prevention of pollution and to minimising the impact of our operations on the environment. This environmental policy is the company’s statement of environmental goals which outline our commitment to continual environmental improvement.
To be successful, the environmental policy statement needs to be company-wide and therefore commitment is required from the whole workforce Jonathan Blain has specific responsibility for policy development, coordination and evaluation of performance. Line managers have an important role to play in helping employees to understand and implement the relevant aspects of this policy in their day-to-day work through the regular communication of objectives, action plans and achievements. This will be achieved through one to one conversations, training courses, newsletters and other support.
4.1 Energy Use
We will use environmentally safe and sustainable energy sources to meet our needs.
We will improve our environmental performance by conserving energy, water, wood, paper and other resources, particularly those which are scarce or non renewable, through efficient use and careful planning, while still providing a safe and comfortable working environment.
We will consider the environmental impacts of our products at all stages of their life cycle - from design, to manufacturing, customer use, and finally disposal.
We will promote recycling and the use of recycled and refurbished products and materials where such alternatives are economical and suitable, while reducing consumption of materials wherever possible.
4.5 Waste Disposal
We will minimise waste, especially hazardous waste, in all our operations and product development and will dispose of all waste through safe and responsible methods.
We will ensure that any products used or derived from wildlife, such as timber and plants, are from sustainable sources, and comply with EU and international trading rules.
We will work with our suppliers to ensure they recognise and reduce the environmental impact of their products and transportation through a quality purchasing policy.
Through coordinating route planning and delivery schedules we will seek to realise the dual benefits of reduced fuel consumption and lower exhaust emissions.
We will monitor relevant discharges and emissions to air, land and water to assess what action is necessary to reduce pollution or the risk of pollution. We will phase out, where practical, ozone depleting substances and minimise the release of greenhouse gases, volatile organic compounds, vehicle emissions and other substances damaging to health and the environment.
We will ensure, where practicable, that buildings occupied by us are designed, constructed and operated to optimise their environmental performance.
We include environmental issues in all company training programmes and encourage the implementation by all company staff of sound environmental practices.
This environmental policy will be reviewed regularly and, if necessary, revised to reflect the latest developments. We will conduct an annual self-evaluation of our performance in implementing these principles and in complying with all applicable laws and regulations.
This Ethical Policy serves as a guideline for all the organisation's business practices. Through its business practices the company seeks to support the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The company's position on Human Rights reflects the core requirements of the UDHR, such as freedom from torture, unjustified imprisonment, unfair trial and other oppression. It also includes freedom of expression, religion and political or other representation. The company is also committed to eliminating bribery and corruption.
2 HUMAN RIGHTS
On the basis of this policy the company will not provide support or work with:
2.1 businesses or organisations which fail to uphold basic human rights within their sphere of influence. The company recognises that businesses have the opportunity to ensure that human rights are upheld in all those aspects of their operations that they could reasonably expect to control. These can include:
2.2 businesses or organisations with links to an oppressive regime - regimes where basic human rights, as set out in the UDHR, are denied in a systematic manner over time. By "links to an oppressive regime" the company means:
$1· businesses operating in states governed by oppressive regimes, whose activities are considered to support or benefit the regime, usually at the expense of the indigenous population;
3 ARMS TRADE
3.1 The company will not provide support or work with businesses or organisations involved in the manufacture or transfer of armaments to oppressive regimes, including:
3.2 The company will not provide support or work with businesses or organisations involved in the manufacture of torture equipment or other equipment that is used in the violation of human rights, including business which:
4 GLOBAL TRADE
The company advocates and supports the Fundamental International Labour Organisation Conventions. These Conventions are the most widely-accepted standards for minimum labour rights and cover the use of forced labour, use of child labour, collective bargaining and freedom of association. The company will seek to support businesses or organisations that take a responsible position with regard to:
The company will not support businesses or organisations whose activities include:
5 GENETIC MODIFICATION
The company will not provide support or work with businesses or organisations involved in the development, distribution or marketing of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) where, in particular, the following activities are evident:
6 ECOLOGICAL IMPACT AND ANIMAL WELFARE
The company actively seeks ways to reduce the ecological impact of its own activities in terms of energy and materials usage. The company will encourage the organisations it works with to take a pro-active stance on the environmental impact of their own activities to avoid repeated damage to the environment and will actively support organisations involved in:
Information received by employees, contractors or agents of the company will not be used for any personal gain, nor will it be used for any purpose beyond that for which it was given. The company will at all times ensure that it complies with all applicable requirements of data protection legislation in force from time to time.
8 BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION
The business is fundamentally opposed to any acts of bribery and to the making of facilitation payments as defined by the Bribery Act 2010. The business will:
$1· carry on business fairly, honestly and openly;