Colossus Recruitment will comply with all applicable laws relating to the environment, climate change and planning as administered by environmental and health protection agencies, local authorities, energy regulators and other relevant regulatory bodies.
It will also take appropriate steps to avoid or mitigate the environmental impacts on areas such as biodiversity, ecology, air quality, noise, waste management.
Colossus Recruitment will also seek to ensure contractors and operators apply appropriate industry standards and will ensure that data provided to energy and other regulators complies with relevant quality assurance standards.
We achieve these goals via the methods listed below:
Paperless office policy
We limit all use of paper products and have moved to a cloud-based office vastly reducing waste and other related byproducts.
Disposing of any waste produced in an environmentally responsible manner wherever reasonably practicable, ensuring, wherever possible, that all products purchased are derived from natural resources and are from sustainable sources
To cut down on waste, we discourage the keeping of hard copies of documents unless this is necessary.
- Recycled paper will be used whenever suitable.
- All reports, papers and company documents should be printed on double-sided paper to decrease paper use.
- Employees are requested not to discard paper which can be reused as scrap, but to put this in the receptacles provided. Separate bins are provided for colored and white paper.
- Internal mail should be sent via email; where hard copies are necessary, reusable envelopes and files should be used.
- We will always aim to buy products containing/produced with recycled materials where these are suitable for the job, including refillable pens, re-manufactured printer and toner cartridges, folders, toilet rolls, kitchen towels and long-life products. Wherever possible, biodegradable, and phosphate-free detergents will be used in sinks, toilets etc.
- Energy efficiency – Within the parameters of health and safety, we will minimize the use of energy.
- Long-life low-energy light bulbs and other energy saving devices will be used in all areas.
- All employees are requested to turn off the lights and/or any fans when leaving their offices or workplace unattended, to turn off the lights and fans in the toilets and other rooms when not in use, and to ensure that taps are not left running.
- Electrical equipment (including computers, photocopiers and printers) should not be left turned on and running when not in use, unless there is a particular reason (ie left on following a request by the IT department in order to undertake essential maintenance outside of normal working hours).
- Kettles should be filled with the required amount of water rather than to the maximum (if this is not needed). The dishwasher will be turned on only when full.
- Our heating controls will be set to a reasonable temperature for the working environment.
Relationship with suppliers
We will establish environmentally sensitive purchasing policies and monitor the environmental awareness of our suppliers, ideally setting a standard with which they must comply.
Communication and training
This policy will be made readily available to all employees, clients/customers and suppliers and we will ensure awareness of environmental issues throughout all areas of the business through training and ongoing communications