ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Our business statement

Scent From Devon Limited recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. 

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods, with regular review points. 

Responsibility

Laura Braithwaite (Company Director) is responsible for ensuring that the environmental policy is implemented. However, all employees have a responsibility in their area to ensure that the aims and objectives of the policy are met.

We take steps both internally and externally to show our commitment to reducing our environmental impact. Below is a summary of our actions:

InternallyActions
Waste management We will reduce the amount of waste produced.We will continue to use a waste disposal company that is zero to landfill. We will prevent the release of pollutants that can cause environmental damage (where relevant). 
Packaging materialsWe will only use cardboard or glass containers where possible to allow for re-use/recycle.We will not provide formal boxing for all products to allow for the customer to chose whether to have a packaged item.We will try to use companies who source their materials sustainably. 
Postage materialsWe will use recyclable/ biodegradeable/ compostable materials wherever possible. This includes recyclable bubble wrap and packaging tape.
Office suppliesWe will evaluate the environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase.Printed paper will be reused when possible
Monitoring and improvementWe will continually improve and monitor environmental performance.
CleaningThe cleaning cloths we use will be washable to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
EnergyLights and electrical equipment will be switched off when not in use and our night storage heating will be adjusted with energy consumption in mind.
Our peopleWe will increase employee awareness through training.We will involve staff in the implementation of this policy, for greater commitment and improved performance.
WaterWe will avoid water wastage wherever possible.Our own local tap water will be filtered to be used in soap production rather than buying bottled water. 
Chemicals and hazardous substancesWherever possible we will substitute substances that are harmful to the environment with those that have less of an impact. Items will be purchased in bulk where possible to avoid multiple containers going into the bin.
Legal dutiesWe will keep up to date with changes in environmental law and ensure we are fully compliant with our duties. 
ExternallyActions
Customers, suppliers and other stakeholdersWe will work with suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors to help to improve their environmental performance.
ContractorsWe will work with contractors who are equally as committed to reducing their environmental impact. 

Review date 09.22