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Environment

Environment

We consider our Corporate Social Responsibility in all that we do and through our Environmental Management System (EMS) we take a socially responsible approach to reducing our impact on the environment.

During the last year we made a number of changes and introduced various environmental initiatives to help us reduce our Carbon Footprint and operate in a more sustainable way.

How do we do this?

• By remaining focused on our environmental goals
• By regularly assessing and reviewing our impact
• By monitoring our energy use and investigating changes in consumption
• By improving our systems wherever possible to reducing our impact
• By continuously updating and training our staff
• By applying the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
• By encouraging sustainable travel wherever possible
• By considering social and environmental benefits and impacts when selecting suppliers and contractors

What do we have to show for our efforts?

Since implementing our Environmental Management System (EMS) in 2008, we have:
• Achieved the 3 star Acorn Standard for our EMS
• Continued to reduce our energy consumption
• Installed more energy efficient lighting and heating systems
• Improved our waste system and reduced the amount that goes to landfill
• Donated over 100 unwanted items to others
• Supported our Day Service users in learning about waste and recycling
• Updated our stationary and cleaning products to include a high percentage of greener products
• Made smart decisions when choosing company cars
• Helped improve the lives of communities in Malawi, through our office fruit supplier (Fruitful Office Logo with link to their page)

Do you want to know more about our EMS?

Environmental Policy 2014

DSN Achievement Report (INSIGHT) 2012

2012-13-Social-Accounting-Report-(Final)-(1)