Environmental Policy Statement

Introduction:

SD Painting Contractors recognise that in our day-to-day operations we inevitably impact on the environment in a number of ways and wish to minimise the potentially harmful effects of such activity wherever and whenever possible. As a consequence of this, the management are committed to continuous improvements in environmental performance and the prevention of pollution.

Policies:

1. Meet, and where appropriate, exceed the requirements of all relevant legislation.

2. Promote recycling and the use of recycled materials. All white spirit (VOC) is returned to head office where it is recycled ready for re-use. Where appropriate the blank reverse side of paper documents are re- used and finally, the paper collected in recycling bins.

3. Minimise waste in all operations. Material quantities ordered for projects are carefully managed by the Managing Director so as to avoid excessive waste. Wherever possible, materials are ordered in large batches to avoid the need of excessive numbers of vehicle journeys by suppliers.

4. Reduce the quantity of environmentally harmful materials used. Where appropriate, we recommend to architects/designers the use of water borne products which have less environmental impact than solvent borne products.

5. Transportation. Through coordinating route planning we realise the dual benefits of reduced fuel consumption and lower fuel emissions.

6. Dispose of waste paint materials in a safe manner. (see waste control arrangements)

7. Communicate policies to all employees and temporary sub-contract labour. Employees and temporary sub-contract labour will be made aware of the Environmental Policy during their initial company induction. We also provide ongoing training on environmental issues.

8. Monitor Progress. The Managing Director (Mr Jay Parlane) will ensure that all employees comply with the Environmental Policy. The company Health and Safety Advisor will review the environmental performance on an annual basis.

Waste Control Arrangements:

1. All waste paints and solvents to be returned to head office for safe disposal by registered waste/hazardous waste disposal company.

2. Waste containers must be clearly marked with their intended contents.

3. Covers and locks to containers/skips are to be provided, as appropriate, to prevent loss or contamination through wind, evaporation or animals etc., and unauthorised use and located away from buildings.

4. Check skips are not corroded or worn out to minimise the risk of accidental spillage or leaks.

5. Segregate hazardous waste from non-hazardous.

6. Do not burn or bury waste.

7. All waste paints and solvents to be returned to head office for safe disposal by registered waste/hazardous waste disposal company.

Transport:

1. All waste leaving head office for disposal must be accompanied by a waste consignment note, filled in accurately.

2. Transportation of waste for disposal must be carried out by an appropriate Registered Waste Carrier.

3. Disposal of waste to be carried out by a registered hazardous waste disposal company.