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Environmental Policy

Our business statement
Tarpaflex Ltd recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory 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 are proud to be located on a premise that has 6 acres of woodland which is maintained and monitored to help the local environment and reduce our carbon footprint.
Simon Page, Company Director, 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.
We take steps both internally and externally to show our commitment to reducing our environmental impact. Below is a summary of our actions:
Internally Actions (with examples below)
Waste management " We will reduce the amount of waste produced and recycle where possible.
" We will prevent the release of pollutants that can cause environmental damage (if relevant).
" We have introduced more recycling bins in our offices.
Office supplies
" We will evaluate the environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase.
" We aim to use as much recycled and biodegradable packaging for the shipment of our products and reuse cardboard cartons.
" We will continually review our packaging products to use the most eco-friendly available.
Products " We continually strive to source the best quality products to increase longevity of use and product life, such as UV stabilisation.
" We aim to source products from suppliers who produce our products in a responsible way that minimises the impact on the environment.
Monitoring and improvement
" We will continually improve and monitor environmental performance.
Maintenance and office cleaning
" The cleaning materials we use will be checked to ensure it's as environmentally friendly as possible.
" We have introduced eco-friendly cleaning products for the maintenance of our offices.
" Lights and electrical equipment will be switched off when not in use and our heating will be adjusted with energy consumption in mind.
" We will be switching our energy supply to a supplier that produces sustainable energy upon expiry of our current contract.
" We have installed more energy efficient LED lights throughout our offices and warehouses.
Our people " We will increase employee awareness through training.
" We will involve staff in the implementation of this policy, for greater commitment and improved performance.
" We have applied stickers by light switches to remind personnel to switch lights off when leaving areas/offices.
Water " We will avoid water wastage wherever possible.
Chemicals and hazardous substances " Wherever possible we will substitute substances that are harmful to the environment with those that have less of an impact.
Legal duties " We will keep up to date with changes in environmental law and ensure we are fully compliant with our duties.

Externally Actions (with examples below)
" Where possible, we'll promote the use of alternatives such as email or video/phone conferences;
" We'll reduce the need to travel, wherever possible.
Customers, suppliers and other stakeholders " We will work with suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors to improve their environmental performance.
Contractors " We will work with contractors who are equally as committed to reducing their environmental impact.

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