Policy The organisation recognises the importance of protecting the environment and will minimise the environmental impact of work practices carried out by the organisation.
Definitions Environmentally sustainable work practices are those which reduce harm on the environment and reduce wastage of resources.
General guidelines for sustainable environmental work practices
All employees can help protect the environment by following the guidelines below:
Use goods which stop waste being generated.
Reduce waste by choosing products that have minimal packaging and can be used productively and then recycled.
Re-use containers, packaging or waste products, wherever possible.
Recycle waste material into useable products, wherever possible.
For waste that can't be avoided, reused or recycled
Treat the waste to make it less harmful or reduce the volume of the harmful component.
Dispose of the waste safely.
Strategies to be implemented by the Manager and Supervisors
Consider sustainability issues when making planning and managing decisions.
Promote and encourage environmental awareness to ensure employees are aware of their environmental responsibilities.
Aim to continually improve environmental performance by identifying and addressing environmental risk.
Make resources available to implement environmental risk management procedures.