Social Responsibility

Environmental Management Policy

Macpac is a professional and environmentally conscious organisation, which acknowledges the impact that its operations potentially have on the environment. The clear objective of the company is to minimise any impact on the environment by:

  • Preventing pollution, reducing waste and ensuring that wherever practical, controls are implemented to protect and preserve natural habitats, flora and fauna.
  • Considering the effects that our operations may have on the local community.
  • Promoting environmental awareness amongst our suppliers, contractors, staff and partners by implementation of operational procedures.
  • Taking into consideration customer’s requirements.
  • Seeking to work in partnership with the community by behaving in a considerate and socially responsible manner.
  • Ensuring effective and expedient incident control, investigation and reporting.
  • Working as a team with regular reviews to promote continual improvement.

It is part of the policy to educate every employee towards a greater understanding of their impact on the environment and to help maintain a low impact in their day to day work through regular communication of objectives, action plans and achievements. At the top level, the Board and Managing Director haver a specific responsibility for policy implementation and development, co-ordination, evaluation of performance and the provision of all resources to fulfil this policy.

The company will fully comply with the duties placed upon it within the requirements of Statutory Legislation, whilst always complying with, as a matter of best practice, the requirement and duties set out within Approved Guidance as issued by the Environment Agency and other organisations.

All employees and sub-contractors are expected to co-operate and assist in the implementation of this policy, whilst ensuring that their own work, so far as is reasonably practicable, is carried out without risk to themselves, others or the environment. This includes co-operating with management on any environment related matter.

The company will take all practical steps to ensure that potential hazards and risks to the environment are identified, and that suitable and effective preventive and control measures are implemented. All employees will be provided with the necessary resources, equipment, information, instruction and training to fulfil the requirements of this policy.

The Directors have overall responsibility for all environmental matters. The operation of this policy and the associated procedures will be monitored, and reviewed, on a regular basis to ensure that they remain current and applicable to the company’s activities. The company’s senior management ensures the policy is communicated to all staff via meetings, training and information posted on the noticeboards.

This policy has been endorsed by the Managing Director who gives his full support to the implementation of the policy.

Macpac Environmental Commitment

Macpac Ltd believes it has an important duty to ensure good environmental standards in all its business operations and as a result is actively working towards an environmental management system in compliance with the BRC Environmental Awareness AVM (additional voluntary module). The company is providing all the necessary organisational resources, commitment and training to fulfil this goal and operates a continual improvement ethos.

The senior management firmly believes in, and is committed to monitoring and improving environmental performance, pollution prevention and environmental protection. Significant investment has already been made in energy saving production support equipment.

The company has a comprehensive re-cycling programme in place and is committed to waste minimisation. Macpac works closely with its waste disposal partners and is proud to state that 0% of the waste removed from the site goes to landfill.

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