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Colyer Green

We at Colyer are Green and have an extensive environmental programme. The environment and best practise is important to Colyer London, so that is why we set out our own ‘Self-environmental claims & environmental management policy’.

Recycling

Cardboard packaging and paper cores are recycled. We recycle all our wooden pallets. Waste that is not recyclable is collected by the Local Authority

Green selling

Sells office products part of the Initiative catalogue that are up to 100% recyclable

Compliance

Colyer’s undertakes its business activities that are sensitive to the environment by following the ISO 14001 guidelines

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We at Colyer are Green and have an extensive environmental programme. The environment and best practise is important to Colyer London, so that is why we set out our own ‘Self-environmental claims & environmental management policy’.

Our management team is working as a group on ‘Waste Minimisation’ at the point of production.
Emphasis is on printing the job correctly the first time to reduce waste.
All waste materials are separated at the point of production and all suitable paper is saved and collected by a Recycling company.
Cardboard packaging and paper cores are recycled.
We recycle all our wooden pallets.
Waste that is not recyclable is collected by the Local Authority
Our transport policy is under review
Delivery routes are being re-designed to minimise fuel use.
Vehicles are being replaced with ‘low emission’ vehicles as they are renewed.
We have expanded our service department to re-furbish plan printing machines. When we sell new equipment, whenever possible we remove and refurbish the old machine.
All offices have paper re-cycling bins as well as general waste bins.
Paper from laser printers, faxes etc, is padded and the reverse used for notepads.
Old catalogues and brochures are recycled.

To reduce energy consumption, Colyer:

During daily operations uses new efficient and more power saving equipment
Switches electrical equipment off while idling

To promote recycling, Colyer:

Uses material easy to recycle in packaging
Uses recycled paper whenever possible
Uses recycled materials
Re-uses paper whenever possible
Recycles batteries, toners and ink cartridges
Sells office products part of the Initiative catalogue that are up to 100% recyclable
Uses labels and logos to show that some products are environmentally friendly

Other Colyer’s Environmental Initiatives:

Colyer follows the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) regulations. In fact, we reuse and recycle our electrical and electronic equipment wherever possible.
To reduce our use of paper, our staff print and photocopy using the double-sided setting on all equipment and recycled paper whenever possible
Colyer uses re-writable CDs and DVDs instead of write only discs
To reduce noise and vibration, Colyer has identified areas where noise may cause a nuisance and has located noisy activities away from these areas and has made sure there are soundproofing walls. Also, we reduce noise by having well maintained equipment

Environmental Management Policy Statement

Colyer’s undertakes its business activities that are sensitive to the environment by following the ISO 14001 guidelines and also establishes a framework that the company and every employee should follow in order to ensure that this objective is met.

Our scope applies to all employees, irrespective of whether they are full or part time, temporary or permanent, or based in our own offices or off-site.

This policy also applies to all visitors to our premises and any other person undertaking work on our behalf, such as contractors and sub-contractors and Suppliers.

Colyer’s Company Responsibilities to ensure that the policy is effective, Colyer will:

Implement all reasonable measures to comply with relevant environmental legislation.
Take appropriate steps to minimise its negative impact on the environment and to conserve natural resources.
Develop appropriate and comprehensive procedures and guidelines to achieve our objectives.
Introduce appropriate forms of instruction, information, training and supervision to enable employees to assist us in meeting our objectives.
Appoint competent persons to ensure that the aims of the policy are met.
Endeavour to make improvements in environmental performance.
Introduce suitable arrangements to allow for communication and discussion on environmental matters.
Review annually, and where necessary update this policy and any relevant Environmental procedures.
Where appropriate, establish working groups, including the Contaminated Land Group, to respond to specific environmental issues.
Produce and issue an annual company report on environmental performance.
The policy will be reviewed at least once every 2 years, or if circumstances change significantly, and will be updated as necessary.

Management Responsibilities

Colyer will ensure that all relevant Colyer environmental policies and procedures, as well as applicable legislative requirements are adhered to within the areas of their control.

This will be achieved by:

Ensuring that any relevant environmental procedures and guidelines are brought to the attention of employees.
Ensuring that employees under their control follow all relevant procedures relating to environmental management.
Enabling employees to attend all relevant training courses.
Including environmental management issues within the employee performance measurement review process, where applicable.
Health, Safety andEnvironmental (HSE) Manager’s Responsibilities

The HSE Manager will be responsible for ensuring that appropriate processes and systems are put into place to enable Colyer to meet its environmental objectives.

This will be achieved by:

Developing appropriate procedures and guidelines to enable the environmental objectives to be met.
Liaising with all established internal environmental working groups.
Appointing and managing the performance of external competent resources.
Keeping up to date with all relevant legislative requirements and industry best practice initiatives relating to environmental issues.

Employees’ Responsibilities

Employees must recognise that they have an important part to play in the success of this policy, by:Complying with all relevant Company environmental procedures and guidelines.

Taking all necessary care to prevent contamination and spills

Switching off all non-essential plant and equipment when not in use.

Minimising use of energy.

Co-operating with Company Management in all aspects of environmental management.

Ensuring that any environmental hazards are promptly reported to their Manager

Ensuring that all environmental incidents are properly reported in line with the Company procedure.

Suppliers’ Responsibilities

Improved environmental performance can only be achieved if suppliers adopt similar standards.Therefore suppliers must:

Comply with all relevant environmental legislation
Where appropriate, abide by the Company Rules for Contractors Document and any other local conditions
Take reasonable steps to prevent environmental damage from their activities
Ensure that all plant and equipment is properly maintained, and ensure that all non-essential equipment is switched off when not in use
Be proactive, and look to develop and implement ‘greener’ solutions for their activities, where appropriate
When appropriate, use environmentally friendly products and recycled waste materials, where-ever possible
Co-operate fully with the nominated Company representative
Promptly report all environmental incidents to the Company representative.

Competent Persons

Colyer will appoint appropriate competent persons, as necessary, to ensure that its environmental objectives are met. These resources may be provided in-house or by the use of external advisers or consultants.

The Company will also establish appropriate environmental related forums, including the Colyer Environmental Champions to discuss relevant issues and to devise appropriate measures to ensure that the Company’s objectives can be achieved.

Instruction, Training and Information

Appropriate measures will be put in place to train and make employees aware of their responsibilities for environmental matters and to outline the part they can take in ensuring that Colyer will achieve its own environmental objectives:

This will be achieved by:

Providing suitable training courses, to enable employees to deal with their specific areas of environmental control.
Issuing of relevant policies, procedures and guidelines outlining the individual responsibilities to all employees within the company.
The provision of information on notice boards and through poster displays.
Environmental awareness training provided to staff undertaking assessments of company locations.
A higher profile for environmental issues in company public relations activities and company literature.

Emergencies

All incidents, which may have serious or potentially serious repercussions directly for the environment, or for Colyer business operations shall be dealt with under the existing Colyer Disaster Recovery Policy.

Auditing and Monitoring

Colyer recognises that to ensure the effectiveness of its environmental management processes, it must continually review and monitor its performance in this area to strive for continuous improvements.

To fulfill this objective Colyer will:

Carry out regular audits and reviews of its environmental performance
Provide appropriate feedback and reports on such reviews to all relevant internal key individuals and working groups.
Undertake benchmarking, as appropriate, to enable Colyer environmental performance to be measured both within its own internal business units and against its external competitors.
Develop appropriate action plans, as necessary, which will enable new initiatives and identified improvements to be implemented.

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