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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Carbon emissions reduction plan
    Carbon emissions reduction planIf you've been asked to demonstrate how you're improving your environmental performance, e.g. by a client or an accreditation scheme, the best approach is to produce a carbon emissions reduction plan. What's covered?The document covers the basic contents you'll need to create your plan. There are spaces for you to complete specific details of your company, managers who are responsible for implementing the plan and your targets for carbon reduction. There are also suggestions of...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Energy management policy
    Energy management policyThe cost of energy used to be something that businesses didn't really pay much attention to; however, now prices have gone through the roof. To help you cut costs and to minimise your impact on the environment, follow our formal energy management policy.Recognition of responsible energy useTo help you manage and control energy use in your business and to show a statement of intent to your staff and/or customers, we've created an Energy Management Policy. This can be included in your environmental...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Environment aspects and impacts register
    Environment aspects and impacts registerA key component of a formal environmental management system is an aspect and impact register. This should set out what you're doing to reduce your impact on the environment and how you'll prevent damage.Do you need to do this?Whilst it's not a legal requirement to have an Environment - Aspects and Impacts Register, if you are working towards a formal standard, for example, ISO14001:2004, it's a necessity. In any event, if you can demonstrate how your business may affect...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Guidance note - grey water recycling and rainwater harvesting
    Guidance note - grey water recycling and rainwater harvestingTechniques such as rainwater harvesting and grey water recycling can provide financially viable methods to significantly reduce the amount of water used within the workplace. Reduction of water usedIn addition to reducing the volume of expensive mains water used, rainwater harvesting and grey water recycling have the advantage of reducing the volume of waste water and storm water that would otherwise be disposed of to the sewerage system. Our Guidance...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Register of environmental legislation - waste
    Register of environmental legislation - wasteHaving a professional-looking Register of Environmental Legislation is a good way of showing that you know what your doing. If you're a contracting organisation, it can help you to pass contractor vetting procedures.Why you need our registerThe first step in most environmental management systems is usually to identify the legislation that applies and how. But even if you don't want to go for certification under ISO14001, it doesn't hurt to show that you know a bit...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Environmental quick check
    Environmental quick checkWhen you think of environmental audits, you might envisage a lengthy and detailed process, but if a quick check is more what you have in mind, use our form.Review your standardsOur Environmental Quick Check simply lists topic headings to get you thinking about how you're doing on environmental matters.This review process should help to flush out any major issues and could save you money by reducing energy costs, preventing spills and by helping to ward off enforcement action. How to...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Register of environmental legislation - water
    Register of environmental legislation - waterOur register of environmental legislation - water helps to identify the law relating to water which applies to your business and what you're doing about it.Why you need our registerOur Register of Environmental Legislation - Water will show that you're up-to-date with the latest legal requirements. This can be useful if you're inspected by the Environment Agency, if clients ask environmental questions during vetting procedures, or if you want to go for certification...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Dust management checklist
    Dust management checklistFailure to manage dust properly is likely to provoke complaints from neighbours. If there is dust on your site that could cause a problem, you should work out where it could be blown to, and identify how you intend to control it. Keep records of your survey and plans. Dust management If you have clouds of dust blowing into gardens or covering cars, you're not going to be too popular with your neighbours and are likely to get a complaint. To help reduce the chances of this happening...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Waste management checklist
    Waste management checklistThe efficient management of waste has many benefits, including compliance with legislation, helping to control vermin and reducing the costs of disposal. Use our checklist to identify potential areas of improvement.Why use it?Having poor control over the waste generated on site and the way it's disposed of can directly affect your bottom line. There are savings to be made if you can reduce the quantity of waste, or at least cut the proportion of mixed general waste in favour of recycling....
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Water pollution risks checklist
    Water pollution risks checklistWater pollution can occur by accidental run-off, process failures which exceed permitted discharge levels, and incorrect management of plant or storage areas etc. To help you assess and manage the risks we've produced a water pollution risks checklist.ConsiderationsThe first half of our checklist asks whether you've considered the risk arising from various common water pollution hazards. There are twelve in total including oil/fuel storage, litter, fire fighting and vehicle washing....
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