Wye Valley Group recognises the need to protect the environment in which we live and work and use natural resources prudently across the whole of the services that we provide. A sustainable environment is one of the key elements of regeneration process to which we are committed working with client “partners” to achieve the recommendations and targets set by DEFRA and WRAP. We ensure the requirements of the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 are implemented with respect to the Waste Hierarchy; Prevention, Preparing for Re-Use, Recycling, Recovery and only then Disposal.
The Directors will ensure that all our works will be planned and carried out, as far as is reasonably practicable, in compliance with the Collection and Disposal of Waste Regulations 1988, Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010, Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012, Environment Act 1995, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005, Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 & Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011.
We are committed to:
- a) Demonstrable continual improvement of its environmental performance to minimise adverse effects on the environment.
- b) Compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and regulations.
- c) Use our influence to actively encourage responsible environmental practice by its suppliers, haulers & contractors, and raise awareness of these issues among its workforce.
In particular to:
- a) Prevent pollution (air, water and ground) and minimise waste and make efficient use of natural resources (including energy) from our disassembly processes by striving to recycle (salvage for reuse) as much material as is possible: i.e. Roof Tiles, Roof slates, Ridge Tiles, Timber, Bricks, Stone, Mouldings, Windows, Doors, Metal, Concrete and Masonry (for crush material).
- b) Prevent anyone from dealing with our unavoidable waste illegally, prevent the escape of our waste, ensure waste is only transferred to an authorized site, and ensure an accurate description of waste is provided when the waste is transferred, and a transfer note completed.
- c) Use licensed carriers (Registered with the Environment Agency) for transfer of waste to a licensed Land Fill Site, licensed disposal site or licensed transfer station, with reclaimed materials to the “Market Place”.
- d) Seeking to ensure (through the costing process and with client liaison) that our workforce and staff have the necessary time and resources to meet the requirements of this policy.
- e) When purchasing materials ensure that the products have originated from a sustainable source: i.e. obtain a statement of origin from the supplier.
- f) Setting formal objectives to build improved environmental performance for all of our activities.
- g) Making this policy available to all staff, workforce, suppliers, sub-contractors, clients via direct mail, and induction training.
- h) Complying with all relevant Environmental Legislation, Regulations (and Acts).
- i) We are committed to develop and maintain an environmental management system (EMS) for all our activities, according to ISO 14001.
- j) Formally audit the EMS and then review its progress revising procedures, objectives and targets wherever necessary to improve on performance.
Signed…Andrew Howell…Andrew Howell, MD Date 18th Mar 2015