Environmental Policy Statement
Training 2000 acknowledges and takes responsibility for the environmental impact of its activities. The company is committed to mitigating the impact of its operations on the natural environment.
The company will comply with all relevant environmental legislation. It will work to increase the awareness of environmental responsibility amongst its staff and learners in delivery of all our Government funded training programmes; Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Study Programme. It pledges to maintain all buildings and grounds in an environmentally conscious manner for the benefit of all present and future staff and learners. In the interests of innovation and intellectual excellence, the Company is committed to a continuous improvement approach which it will uphold in order to further improve its environmental performance:
The Company will:
- Report at least annually to the Board through the corporate governance report
- Review progress through formal management review
- Maintain and continually improve standards through continued compliance with the benchmark standard ISO14001
- Ensure best available techniques and overall economic performance are taken into account when considering the evolution of our activities
- Promote, monitor and improve environmental performance, developing and working towards specific targets
- Maintain a standing agenda item of ‘environmental issues’ on relevant meetings
Waste reduction and Management
The company commits to always consider the waste hierarchy when managing all waste it produces. (ie: prevent, prepare for reuse, recycle, recover, dispose to landfill).
Training 2000 employs waste management companies that are accredited to ISO 14001, to manage all general, electrical and hazardous waste who use the latest technology and practices to help maximise recycling of waste. The management of our General waste, WEEE waste & Hazardous Waste is compliant with regulations. The company regularly reviews all waste management companies employed who remove waste at all our sites.
Consumption of Utilities
The company will seek to reduce the consumption of energy and reduce our contribution to emissions of fossil fuels by monitoring and managing our consumption and use of energy, promoting energy saving amongst staff and learners and incorporating long-term strategies for efficiency and sustainability into planning and development. We will aim to continually reduce our carbon footprint. In the last year we have used an energy provider who purchases 100% of its electricity supply from green energy sources /contracts
The company will monitor and work to reduce our contribution to environmental emissions from travel undertaken for business purposes and actively encourage the use of other means such as public transport, car share, or avoid travel by using such systems as Microsoft Teams and other electronic communication.
A resulting benefit from the Covid pandemic in the last year is 56% of the company staff continue to work from home 3 days a week and 2 days on site cutting commute costs. Allowing employees to do this saves over 500 trips per week. This will continue for the foreseeable future as it is considered a wellbeing benefit for those staff and does not negatively impact business efficiency or viability.
The company will purchase goods and services to minimise adverse environmental effects by giving consideration to sustainable procurement, avoiding use of any hazardous substances wherever possible, and where possible use suppliers committed to improving environmental performance.
The company will review its objectives at least annually. This policy will be reviewed every year.
Every employee will receive appropriate environmental training, and by following good practice, have the responsibility to put the above principles into operation.
Chief Executive Officer – Training 2000