- Policy aims
Almost a third of all domestic waste is packaging: much of this is food packaging. Packaging once contaminated with food and other substances is hard to reuse. Which is why here at CP-Packaging we take value in the environment. We aim to be as environmentally friendly as possible, this means that we ensure we use as much recycled material and also recycle as much material as possible. We also focus on using materials that are compostable and biodegradable, reducing our carbon footprint and putting our materials back where they came from.
Protection of the environment in which we live and operate is part of CP-Packaging’s values and principles. We consider it to be sound business practice. We believe that we can encourage awareness of environmentally friendly practices by taking such measures as outlined below in order to get our competitors and other local and national businesses to do the same. Care for the environment is one of our key responsibilities and an important part of the way in which we do business.
2. POLICY AIMS
In this policy statement we commit CP-Packaging to:
2.1. Complying with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and approved codes of practice; including using only FSC regulated Paper.
2.2. Protecting the environment by striving to prevent and minimise our contribution to pollution of land, air, and water;
2.3. Seeking to keep wastage to a minimum and maximise the efficient use of materials and resources by:
2.3.1 ensuring toilet and bathroom facilities are fitted with low water use toilets and basins;
2.3.2 encouraging employees to cut water usage by displaying signs about how to implement such techniques
2.4. Managing and disposing of all waste in a responsible manner, such as:
2.4.1 using the other side of scrap paper for notes
2.4.2 recycling paper where possible
2.4.3 recycling all waste packaging created by employees in the kitchens
2.5. Providing training for our staff so that we all work in accordance with this policy and within an environmentally aware culture. Environmental training shall take place annually.
2.6. Regularly communicating our environmental performance to our employees and other significant.
2.7. Developing our management processes to ensure that environmental factors are considered during planning and implementation;
2.8. Monitoring and continuously improving our environmental performance.
The policy statement will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. The management team endorses these policy statements and is fully committed to their implementation.
Signed: Kem Gokay