Environmental policy statement

General Statement of Intent:

Darwin Group Ltd believe that continuous improvement in environmental management is an essential element within our overall business plan.  Minimising waste, consumption of resources and pollution goes hand in hand with high productivity and our quality standards.  This policy therefore applies to, and will be integrated with; all business activities, as well as products and services with the potential to adversely affect the environment on a local or global scale.

We recognize and accept our legal duty of care towards the environment and are committed to not only complying with our legal duties, but to exceed these requirements to which we subscribe where reasonable practicable.

Energy generation and consumption is a major contributor to the production of greenhouse gases and global warming and a significant cost to the business.  We commit to actively managing our use of energy, reducing consumption and continuously improving efficiency where possible.  We will also seek to minimise our direct and indirect consumption of other natural resources, particularly those obtained from non-renewable or non-sustainable reserves.

We will seek to identify all processes that generate waste, whether from the inefficient use of resources or the production of by-products, emissions, or effluent discharges .  We will seek to avoid pollution by eliminating, minimising or reusing waste products wherever reasonably practicable or, where this cannot be achieved, identifying and taking advantage of opportunities for recycling and waste recovery.

The basis of our Environmental Management System will be an ongoing review of our business activities and the identification of aspects of our work that could have an impact upon the environment and the implementation of proactive steps to eliminate, minimise or manage them so that adverse environmental effects are minimised.

To enable use to measure our environmental performance we will establish and monitor suitable objectives and targets that will promote continual improvement year and year in our environmental performance.