SUSTAINABILITY POLICY 

 

Colin Bowles Ltd. is dedicated to reducing our environmental and social impact through the continued improvement of working practices and a commitment to a more sustainable future.

 

SUSTAINABLE SOURCING

We work closely with our suppliers to integrate sustainability considerations into all our purchasing. From the sourcing of raw materials to our supply chain carbon footprint.

  • Working exclusively with conscientious and regulated suppliers, meaning our materials comply with the highest social and environmental standards. From ensuring wood products are from from well-managed, sustainable sources and are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, to greener chemical and paint solutions.

  • Actively seek local suppliers, supporting the local community and reducing unnecessary deliveries.

  • Consolidated ordering, to minimize shipments and reduced carbon footprint.

REDUCING WASTE

We are proud to of gone ‘paper-free’ as a business since February 2021. Eradicating the consumption of paper and need of printers.

  • All office management duties are handled electronically, including invoices and emails replacing printed letters.

  • Reduce the energy consumption of office equipment by purchasing energy efficient equipment and good housekeeping

Our aim is to reuse, recycle or upcycle whenever possible

  • We maintain a policy of ‘minimum waste’ for all employees, and engage with them to ensure all materials are re-used where possible

  • Dedicated waste management and recycling procedures

  • We offer reconditioning, repairs and adjustment services for old and damaged mounts.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACTS

We actively encourage staff to be mindful of the effect of their actions on the environment.

  • Reduce the need for our staff to travel by supporting alternative working arrangements, including home working.

  • Electronic and telephone correspondence with clients and stakeholders to reduce repeat visits and meetings.

 

Our pledge is to annually review our policies, and continually strive to improve our sustainability performance.

Colin Bowles

Director