GPW recognises that its activities impact upon the environment both through its routine internal operations, its business development and through its influence and effects on the wider community. It acknowledges a responsibility for, and a commitment to, protection of the environment at all levels.
GPW will comply fully with environmental legislation and is in addition committed to:
Promote environmental management policies and practices at every level and in every division at GPW;
Increase awareness of environmental responsibilities among staff through education and training in relevant environmental issues and any environmental effects of their activities (Investors in People);
Minimise waste pollution and develop and operate environmentally sound waste management and re-cycling procedures;
Attempt to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels to incorporate long-term strategies for energy efficiency into planning and development;
Reduce water consumption;
Promote a purchasing policy which will give preference, as far as practical, to those products and services which cause the least harm to the environment;
Comply with environmental legislation and officially approved codes of practice, helping to prevent such breaches of legislation as a minimum level of performance;
Utilise wherever possible, materials emanating from sustainable resources whilst conducting its corporate development, commercial and social activities;
The monitoring of progress and review of environmental performance on a regular basis;
Maintain the grounds and buildings of GPW in an environmentally sensitive way;
Continuous improvement (also forms a key part of our ISO 9001 :200 registration).