MEL Health and Safety Consultants

Sustainability Policies

Sustainability Policies

Our Sustainability Policies are based upon the following principles:

  • Achieving compliance with, and exceeding where practicable, all applicable legislation, Regulations and Codes of Practice.
  • Integrating sustainability considerations into business decisions.
  • Minimising the impact on sustainability of all office and transportation activities.
  • Making clients and suppliers aware and encouraging them to adopt sound sustainable management practices.
  • Continually striving to improve the sustainability performance of the organisation.
What practical steps can be put in place?

In order to put the principles above into practice there are numerous measures that can be put in place.

Things such as:
  • Walking, cycling and / or using public transport to attend meetings and make visits for clients apart from in exceptional circumstances where the alternatives are impractical and / or cost prohibitive.
  • Including the full costs of more sustainable forms of transport in your financial proposals, rather than the lowest cost option which may involve travelling by car or air.  Where the only practical alternative is to fly, including costs for full air fares rather than budget airlines in your financial proposals, and appropriate offsets.
  • Avoiding physically travelling to meetings (etc.) where alternatives are available and practical; such as using teleconferencing, video conferencing or web cams, and efficient timing of meetings to avoid multiple trips.  These options are also often more time efficient, while not sacrificing the benefits of regular contact with your clients and partners.
  • Reducing the need to travel to meetings and elsewhere, and facilitate regular client contact, you can provide a web cam to clients free of charge for the duration of a project where appropriate.
  • Reducing the need for your staff to travel by supporting alternative working arrangements, including home working (etc.), and promoting the use of public transport by locating your offices in accessible locations.

If you would like to discuss the development of a sustainability Policy further, please contact a member of our expert consultancy team on 01708 555544.