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Sustainability and Environmental Policy

Sustainability & Environmental Policy

Policy Statement

Our policy is to reduce our environmental impact through our decision making, our working processes, the products we use and the organisational decisions we make, and to educate our staff and suppliers and, where possible, our clients, to assist us in achieving this goal.

    1. At Bowcock Cuerden LLP we understand that we all have a responsibility to protect our environment. We are committed to protecting our environment for future generations and to doing all we can to try to minimise the adverse impact on the environment of the way we work.

Objective

  •  the depletion of natural resources through our procurement and use of goods and services
  • the production of greenhouse gas emissions by the use of fossil-based fuels in:
  1. resulting from that, the generation of recyclable and non-recyclable waste at our office
  2. Our objective is to minimise these adverse environmental impacts of the Firm’s activities which we have identified:
  • centrally heating our offices
  • the provision within the office of light and power
  • the use of transport to meet our business needs
  • the discharge of waste to the sewerage system
  • the use of water, which we acknowledge to be a scarce resource

Management System

  • manage waste generated from our business operations according to the principles of reduction, re-use and recycling
  • ensure environmental criteria are taken into account in the procurement of goods and services and work with external stakeholders to reduce our indirect impact on climate change
  • integrate awareness of climate change across our business
  • support those modes of transport which minimise our impact on the environment
  • pursue a policy of engaging with other organisations to enhance our understanding of what needs to be done to calculate our carbon footprint and address its reduction      
  • regularly review our policy, objective and management processes.
    1. educate our staff as necessary to achieve our objective in their everyday work
    2. ensure that we avoid the use of hazardous and harmful products as far as possible
    3. consider the implications of climate change in the advice we give to clients
    4. comply as a minimum with all relevant environmental legislation
    5. reduce our consumption of resources and improve the efficient use of those resources.
    6. To achieve our objective we will:

Monitoring and Review

  1. The Managing Director has overall responsibility for this policy, and the Directors will monitor and review the policy annually to monitor its appropriateness and verify its effective operation.