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Environmental Policy

Environmental Management Policy

1. Policy Statement

Fidelity Supply Chain Solutions recognises that the delivery of its operations inevitably impact on the environment in a number of ways, for example, through the generation of waste and the use of energy for heating and lighting. Through a commitment to continuous environmental improvement, Fidelity’s aim is to ensure that our business operation is undertaken in such a manner as to have minimum impact on the environment.

Fidelity SCS believes that this commitment can best be delivered through the following policy objectives:

– Ensuring that Fidelity’s legal duties, statutory obligations, internal policies and procedures are complied with at all times

– Reducing our consumption of resources and improving efficiency in the use of these resources

– Managing wastes generated from our operations according to the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle

– Creating an environment which encourages staff to identify and participate in sustainability initiatives

– Providing staff with sufficient training, instruction, information and supervision to develop and encourage environmental awareness

– Setting measurable targets to assist with Fidelity’s goal of continuously improving its environmental performance

Fidelity SCS recognises that these environmental objectives can only be achieved through the commitment and cooperation of all Fidelity staff. In practical terms this means a willingness of all employees to demonstrate a commitment to the achievement of our environmental objectives through the implementation of, and adherence to, this environmental policy.

2. Introduction

Fidelity SCS believes that an essential part of reducing its environmental footprint is to understand the environmental impact of its operations. Having considered the environmental impact, together with the nature, operation and management of those impacts, the overall impact was considered LOW. However it identified opportunities for improving environmental performance which have formed the basis for Fidelity’s key areas of focus and performance targets.

3. Key areas of focus

The Environmental Impact Assessment has informed the environmental targets Monitor has set itself. For 2021 it has focused on the following key areas:

– Energy consumption

– Waste generation

– Paper consumption

The following sections of this policy address:

– Fidelity’s environmental targets for 2022/23

– Responsibilities and operation controls

– Our approach to communicating and consulting on environmental issues

– Monitoring and measuring our environmental performance

The targets set can be summarised as follows:

1. Reduce energy consumption
– Reduce energy consumption by 3% in the areas over which Fidelity SCS has direct operational control 
Raising staff awareness to
– Switch off lights in meeting rooms when not in use
– Switching PCs and monitors off at night/weekends
– Installing LED lights
2. Reduce waste generation
– Reduce the amount of waste Fidelity sends to landfill 
– Placing recycling bins in upstairs kitchen and downstairs canteen
– Broken pallets to be recycled
– Segregating cardboard and plastic 
3. Reduce paper use
– Reduce the use of paper within the offices by 10% 
-Raising staff awareness and encouraging staff to print only when necessary (especially larger documents)

4. Delivery

Fidelity SCS recognises that the delivery of improved environmental performance is a collective effort which relies on the commitment and effort of staff across the organisation. The following key areas of responsibility are:

Management level

The Senior Management Team (SMT) is responsible for:

  • Integrating environmental and sustainability considerations into the work of each Directorate

The Office/Facilities Manager is responsible for:

  • Establishing operational procedures and data gathering activities which will deliver the targets set out in this policy. In particular measuring and recording our environmental performance indicators and analysing these against objectives:
  • Electric meters (monthly)
  • Paper usage (quarterly)
  • Waste disposal (quarterly)
  • Waste recycling (quarterly)
  • Review landlord’s electric (annually)
  • Identifying, assessing and controlling environmental impacts arising out of discussions with staff and contractors
  • Ensuring environmental impact assessments and their subsequent objectives are reviewed where significant changes to Fidelity’s operations have taken place