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Environmental policy

As a small business providing consultancy services Elm Communications has a small environmental footprint but that doesn’t mean that we don’t always seek to conduct our operations in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Elm Communications will make best endeavours to reduce pollution, emissions and waste.

We recognise that every businesses operation has an effect on the local, regional and global environment. Elm Communications will try to reduce the energy and water consumption and minimise CO2 emissions. Where possible we will use green transport options (eg; public transport), promote recycling and use recycled materials, and access renewable energy.

In the office environment, paper will be used sensibly, with measures to re-use and recycle waste paper, and the increased use of electronic communication to reduce the need for paper use.

Elm Communications aims to meet, and where possible exceed, the requirements of relevant environmental legislation and codes of practice when working with our clients. We will work closely with clients, other consultants and suppliers to encourage and promote environmental issues.

This will include developing products for clients that meet the following standards:

  • Paper: Use papers with recycled content, and which is sourced from suppliers engaged in internationally recognised sustainable forestry operations and certified as legally harvested from a sustainably managed forest or timber source.
  • Printing: Utilise environmentally preferred technologies such as waterless printing, and vegetable based inks. Ensure printed materials are free of unnecessary coatings, adhesives, laminates and other alternative finishing choices (no matter how pretty they are) that will reduce the recovery potential of the product through the commingled recycling stream.
  • Merchandise: Ensure that products are sourced from ethical sources, manufactured and decorated with minimum impact to the environment. Products provided will not be individually wrapped or provided with excess packaging. Ensure that any waste or out of date products are disposed of appropriately and inline with current regulations, where possible items will be recycled.

For Elm Communications current environmental regulations, laws and government policy will be regarded as setting the minimum standards of environmental performance. We can always do better!