Our policy is to reduce the impact of the Company’s operations on the environment, through its Green Agenda initiative. The goal is to promote sustainability and environmental awareness at all levels of the company by:
(a) Complying with all applicable environmental legislation and sustainability commitments
(b) Preventing pollution and reducing consumption of resources through waste management strategies that promote waste minimisation re-use, recovery and recycling, as appropriate
(c) Incorporating energy efficiency measures into the group’s facilities and promoting efficient energy use in all areas of business activity
(d) Promoting and continuing to invest in technologies (such as video) that provide alternatives to business travel
(e) Adopt a procurement programme which takes into account the environmental impact of products and services and supports the purchase of energy-efficient products
(f) Ensure our staff are aware of the environmental impacts of their work activities
(g) Pursuing a programme of continuous improvement by reviewing our Environmental Management System and related objectives and targets, policies and practices
(h) Ensuring we dispose of any unwanted electrical equipment ethically by recycling or donating to a charitable cause
1.2 Trees for Life
We have recently completed an office refurbishment with an organisation called Amos Beech who are committed to re-foresting a Glen in the Scottish Highlands in partnership with Trees for Life. For every fit-out project they complete, they will plant enough trees to match the actual floor area they have refurbished. The forest has just grown by the size of CitNOW’s office. 3500 sq. ft. of trees will be carefully planted in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands where they will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future.
1.3 Cycle to Work Scheme
We have signed up to the UK Government’s Cycle2Work scheme, so our employees can now both save money and spread the cost of purchasing a new bicycle and safety equipment. This is aimed at encouraging both the health and environmental benefits of cycling to work.
Reviewed: August 2019
To be reviewed: August 2021
This policy will be reviewed on a regular basis to evaluate continued relevance and to monitor compliance.