The Florrie is committed to ensuring that our operations consider the possible impact on the environment.
We work towards:
- Ensuring that all relevant environmental legislation and regulation is applied.
Re-using or Recycling waste when possible and purchasing environmentally friendly materials when appropriate.
- The Florrie is continually raising awareness to Employees so that everyone is involved in operating the business in an environmentally sensitive manner.
- The Environmental Policy covers all aspects of operations – from good housekeeping measures such as paper recycling to ensure that investments made are environmentally sound.
The Florrie aims to practise the principles of 3Rs by:
- Reducing waste where possible by thinking about what is bought and how it is used. Non-essential documents and emails will not be printed. We will annually review which internal documents and external publications are essential, if they are not, they will be cancelled thus reducing waste and saving money. We will endeavour to avoid disposable cups and food packaging for events. We will try to ensure printing & photocopying is done on double sided paper.
- Re-se wherever possible by trying to find a second life for items, especially paper and office stationery. Scrap paper will be used in printers and for taking messages and for writing notes or draft copies of documents. The Florrie is committed to the reuse of envelopes and packaging where possible.
Recycle as the least preferred option of the 3Rs. All paper, card, glass, tin will be recycled. Toner cartridges and inkjets will also be recycled. If office furniture or IT equipment is being replaced, then we will seek to have those items reused or recycled. They will use/support social economy organisations to recycle materials as appropriate.
- Buying recycled. We will endeavour to switch all publications and general office papers to 100% post-consumer waste recycled papers, any additional purchasing costs will be balances against reduced consumption. When purchasing other items of office equipment recycled options will be considered.
- Purchasing fair-traded and environmentally sound goods. In particular sourcing of refreshments for meetings, training and events should wherever possible be purchased from local suppliers to reduce food miles (preferably within the social economy).
- Promoting the use of cycling and walking as the main means of travel to local meetings and use public transport where systems allow efficient use. For journeys that require the use of a car, car sharing will be encouraged.
- Minimising the use of energy in its activities. For example, lights and equipment will be switched on only when needed and not out of routine.