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Environmental Policy

Mission Statement

La Fosse Associates 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. We will encourage customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.

Policy Aims

We will:

  • Comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements.

  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance.

  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.

  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.

  • Increase employee awareness and training.

Recycling

We will minimise the use of paper in the office.

By using DocuSign instead of paper, thus far we have reduced solid waste by 3,428 pounds.

We will reduce packaging as much as possible.

We will seek to buy recycled and recyclable paper products.

We will reuse and recycle all paper where possible.

Recycling bins and food waste bins will be present in the office.

Energy and Water

We will seek to reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible.

Our working space will feature motion sensor lighting.

Lights and electrical equipment will be switched off when not in use.

Heating will be adjusted with energy consumption in mind.

The energy consumption and efficiency of new products will be taken into account when purchasing.

Office Supplies

We will evaluate if renting/sharing is an option before purchasing equipment.

We will evaluate the environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase.

We will seek to buy more environmentally friendly and efficient products.

We will reuse and recycle everything we are able to.

Transportation

We will reduce the need to travel, restricting to necessity trips only.

We will promote the use of travel alternatives such as e-mail or video/phone conferencing.

We will make additional efforts to accommodate the needs of those using public transport or bicycles, including a bike-to-work scheme and season-ticket
loan scheme.

Maintenance and Cleaning

Cleaning materials will be as environmentally friendly as possible.

Materials used in office refurbishment will be as environmentally friendly as possible.

We will only use licensed and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste.


Monitoring and Improvement

We will comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements.

We will continually improve and monitor environmental performance.

We will continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.

We will incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.

We will Increase employee awareness through training.

Culture

We will involve staff in the implementation of this policy, for greater commitment and improved performance.

We will have signs around the office encouraging positive behaviours e.g. recycling.

We will update this policy at least annually in consultation with staff and other stakeholders where necessary.

We will provide staff with relevant environmental training.

We will work with suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors to improve their environmental performance.

We will use local labour and materials where available to reduce CO2 and help the community.

 

Carbon Management

La Fosse own a section of the Ecuadorian rainforest and have planted over 1000 trees through the World Land Trust charity, offsetting our carbon emissions in a forest credit scheme. In addition, a majority in our staff are hosted in offices owned by Landsec or Regus. Landsec is the first property company in the world to have its carbon emission targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative and members of the UK Green Building Council and Better Buildings partnership. Regus has been awarded the the Carbon Trust Standard since May 2010.