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Environmental Policy

Future Medical Equipment Ltd recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performances as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods. We will encourage customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.

 

Responsibility

The General Manager is responsible for ensuring that this environmental policy is implemented, however, all employees have a responsibility in their area to ensure that the aims and objectives of this policy are met.

 

Policy Aims

We endeavour to:

  • Comply with all relevant regulatory requirements
  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance
  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts
  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions
  • Increase employee awareness and training

 

Waste Removal

We will:

  • Work with suppliers with the aim to reduce and reuse packaging as much as possible
  • Dispose of waste materials through compliant methods and via the use of reputable waste management organisations, attempting to avoid landfill where possible
  • Obtain appropriate documentation/certification for the disposal/scrapping of hazardous or specialist materials/equipment

 

Energy and Water

We will seek to:

  • Reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible
  • Switch off lights and electrical equipment when not in use
  • Adjust heating and cooling to maintain constant temperatures to reduce energy consumption

 

Transportation

Being a comprehensive worldwide delivery company in the transport market, we are fully committed to the environment and are aware of the impact we have as a Transport Company. We:

  • Are committed to improving our practices in order to minimise the impact of our freight on the environment
  • Work with reputable shipping and removal suppliers who have clear policies in place to support the Government’s sustainability agenda and assist Future Medical in complying with legislation
  • Regularly review the most efficient and effective source of delivery, for shipments overseas, optimising accessible and appropriate routes to reduce noise pollution, diesel consumption and therefore reducing overall carbon emissions
  • Also reduce emissions by our vehicle fleet maintenance programme and the vehicles that we purchase
  • We regularly maintain and service all company vehicles to ensure their efficiency and minimise GHG emissions

Monitoring and Improvement

We will:

  • Comply with all relevant regulatory requirements
  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance
  • Regular review of suppliers policies to ensure compliance
  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts
  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions
  • Increase employee awareness through training
  • Review this policy and any related business issues at monthly management meetings

 

Culture

We will:

  • Update this policy at least once annually in consultation with staff and other stakeholders, where necessary
  • Involve staff in the implementation of this policy, for greater commitment and improved performance
  • Provide staff with relevant environmental training

 

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