The Environment

Mission Statement

TALCO knows that it is responsible to the environment beyond legal and monitoring requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods, with regular review points. We will encourage customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.

Policy aims

We endeavour to:
 Observe and exceed all relevant monitoring requirements.
 Constantly develop and supervise environmental performance.
 Continually enhance and lessen environmental impacts.
 Integrate environmental factors into business decisions.
 Increase staff awareness and training.

Supplies

We will evaluate if renting/sharing is an option before purchasing equipment.
 We will assess the environmental impact of any new products we intend to
purchase.
 We will favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever
possible.
 We will reuse, reduce and recycle everything we are able to.

Monitoring and improvement

We will comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements.
 We will continually improve and monitor environmental performance.
 We will continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.
 We will incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.
 We will increase employee awareness through training.

 We will review this policy and any related business issues at our monthly
management meetings.

Responsibility

TALCO is responsible for ensuring that the environmental policy is implemented.
However, all employees have a responsibility in their area to ensure that the aims and
objectives of the policy are met.

Water and energy

We will seek to reduce the amount of water and energy used as much as possible.
 Lights and electrical equipment will be switched off when not in use.
 Water consumption will never be put into waste.
 Heating will be adjusted with energy consumption in mind.
 The energy consumption and efficiency of new products will be taken into account
when purchasing.

Cleaning and maintenance

Cleaning materials used will be as environmentally friendly as possible.
 Materials used in office refurbishment will be as much as possible natural and not
hazardous
 We will only use licensed and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste.

Principles and beliefs

We will involve staff in the implementation of this policy, for greater commitment and
improved performance.
 We will provide staff with relevant environmental training.
 We will work with suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors to improve their
environmental performance.
 We will update this policy at least once annually in consultation with staff and other
stakeholders where necessary.
 We will use local labour and materials where available to reduce CO2 and help the
community.


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