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Environmental Policy

Deeson are enthusiastic supporters of environmental policies, not only because we recognise they are essential to the future well-being of the world but because they are invariably good housekeeping and help to improve our profits. We conform with environmental regulations, laws and codes of best practice.

Our procurement and policy adherence processes are verified through our ISO9001 accreditation.

Recycling & reducing waste

The business is computer-driven and our IT department has transferred all possible administrative and accountancy systems to computers, thus saving considerable amounts of paper. Communications with suppliers are by digital means whenever possible. Invoicing is entirely electronic.

All staff, whatever their role, have computers on their desks and internal company information is conveyed electronically.

Staff are encouraged to minimise the use of desktop printers and we continue to reduce their availability in line with managed demand. Used ink/toner cartridges are recycled.

All paper waste is recycled and the staff are actively encouraged to recycle plastic and metal waste. General waste and recyclable waste bins are located on all floors of the building and the contents are disposed in two separated dumpsters for weekly collection by an accredited waste processor.

Energy saving

Throughout the building lighting is by fluorescent tubes and energy-efficient fittings. Staff are encouraged to switch-off lights when rooms are empty and to put computers to sleep/turn off monitors.

In December 2012 a new energy-efficient gas-fired central heating boiler was installed and is operated by a thermostat and timer. The hot water immersion tank is fitted with a timer.

Transport

We encourage staff to use public transport whenever possible, over 90% of our business journeys are made by public transport. Our offices are located ten minutes walk from two mainline railway stations.

We are active participants in a Cycle to Work scheme - www.cyclescheme.co.uk

Suppliers

Our main suppliers of physical materials are printers. We insist that our products are printed on paper recycled from waste or, if this is not practical, on paper made from sustainable and renewable forest resources.

Commitment

Directors and staff are fully committed to this Environmental Policy, which we regard as on-going and which is reviewed annually.