Sustainability Policy

1. Scope

BakerStuart Limited is committed to promoting sustainability. Concern for the environment and promoting a broader sustainability agenda are integral to our professional activities and the management of the organisation. We aim to follow and to promote good sustainability practice, to reduce the environmental impacts of all our activities and to help our clients to do the same.

2. Principles

  •  To comply with, and exceed where practicable, all applicable legislation,regulations and codes of practice, including our moral and contractual obligations
  •  To integrate sustainability considerations into all our business decisions.
  •  To ensure that all staff are fully aware of our Sustainability Policy and arecommitted to implementing and improving it.
  •  To minimise the impact on sustainability of all office and transportation activities.
  •  To make clients and suppliers aware of our Sustainability Policy, and encouragethem to adopt sound sustainable management practices.
  •  To review, annually report, and to continually strive to improve our sustainability performance.

3. Requirements.

In order to put these principles into practice we will:

  • Avoid physically travelling to meetings etc where alternatives are available and practical, such as using teleconferencing, video conferencing or web cams, and efficient timing of meetings to avoid multiple trips. Any company vehicles should be procured with their carbon footprint as a key driver. These options are also often more time efficient, while not sacrificing the benefits of regular contact with clients and partners.
  • To safeguard our impact on the planet, we will limit production of carbon wherever possible, including utilising public transport where possible. Reduce the need for our staff to travel by supporting alternative working arrangements, including home working etc.
  • Minimise our use of paper and other office consumables, for example by double-siding all paper used, and identifying opportunities to reduce waste.
  • As far as possible arrange for the reuse or recycling of office waste, including paper,computer supplies and redundant equipment.
  • Reduce the energy consumption of office equipment by general housekeeping: turning off IT equipment prior departure from the office, turning off lights, ensuring ventilation windows are kept closed to avoid excessive heating expenditure.
  • Work with our supply chain to make use of the best methods of recycling or re-use wherever appropriate. We will use recycled products, including paper, wherever possible. Where possible we will procure goods and services from members of our supply chain as close to the delivery point as possible
  • Purchase fair-trade and/or organic beverages (f required).
  • Undertake voluntary work with the local community and / or environmental organisations and make donations to seek to offset carbon emissions from our activities.
  • Ensure that any Subcontractors, Suppliers or Designers that we employ take account of sustainability issues.

4. Responsibilities.

The Managing Director is responsible for reviewing, endorsing, and achieving the aims of this policy, and to appoint an investigating officer to investigate reports of breaches of this Policy.

Managers are responsible for administering, distributing, implementing, and delivering compliance to this policy on the Managing Directors behalf, and reporting incidents they deem to be in breach of this policy, and to act in accordance with this policy.

Employees are responsible for adhering to this policy, reporting any potential activity in breach of this policy to their line manager, or the Managing Director.

This policy is itself kept under continual review.

This Policy Statement has been approved & authorised by:

Name:          Colin Stuart

Position:      Chief Executive Officer

Date:            May 7, 2021

Signature:
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