HTS Ltd. Environmental Policy
HTS Ltd. is committed to sound environmental practice
and to safeguarding the local environment in partnership with the whole
By adopting these principles, we publicly affirm our belief that this charity
has a direct responsibility for the environment. We
will carry out our activities as responsible stewards of the environment
and strive to deliver services in a manner that leaves the Earth healthy and safe.
We recognise this to be a long-term commitment to updating our
practices continually in light of advances in technology and new
understandings in health and environmental science.
The following ten principles of action will be applied
to all of our services and activities:-
5.1 Protection of our Environment
We will minimise, and wherever possible, eliminate
the release of any pollutant that may cause environment
al damage to the air, water, earth or its inhabitants.
5.2 Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
We will sustain the use of renewable natural resources and will conserve non-renewable resources through efficient use and careful planning.
5.3 Minimisation and Safe Disposal of Waste
We will minimise the creation of waste, and wherever possible recycle materials and encourage others to do likewise. We will dispose of our waste in a safe and responsible way.
5.4 Wise Use of Energy
We will make every effort to use environmentally safe and sustainable energy sources. We will invest in and promote the benefits of improved energy efficiency in the interests of older people.
5.5 Risk Reduction
We will minimise the risk of environmental damage by
employing safe technologies and operating procedures.
5.6 Delivery and Purchase of Safe Services
We will deliver services that minimise adverse environmental
impacts. We will include environmental standards in
all contracts and service level agreements. Within the terms of the law, we will make provision to ensure that contractors working on the company’s behalf apply environmental standards equivalent to the company’s own.
We will disclose to our employees and to the public, incidents relating to our operations that cause environmental harm.
5.8 Environmental Responsibility
We will commit the management and resources necessary to implement these principles.
5.9 Staff Training
We will ensure that all staff and members are aware of their environmental responsibilities in terms of these principles.
5.10 Assessment and Annual Audit
We will conduct and make public a periodic self-evaluation of
our progress in implementing these principles and in complying with applicable laws and regulations.