Language Empire takes responsibility for its impact on the environment and continually reviews policy to consider sustainable alternatives. Language Empire has an informal Environmental Working Committee that meets every year to review policy, evaluate new environmental considerations and promote its environmental ethic to Language Empire’s employees and freelancers. The Environmental Working Committee represents a broad cross section of Language Empire’s employees. The Committee focuses on reducing the effects its business has on the environment.
In fulfilling our responsibilities to the environment, we actively promote best practice amongst our employees, freelancers, customers and suppliers. Through this promotion we strive, wherever possible, to reduce the impact on the environment in whichever place we operate. Our staff are involved throughout this process to manage the impact on a day-to-day basis and ensure that the awareness of environmental issues is at the forefront of the decision making process. Our consideration for the local and global environment is inherent in our culture. We recognise that to effectively promote environmental issues, this must remain central to our philosophy.
Our current strategy is to recycle paper, mobile phones, bottles, batteries, computer equipment, cardboard and printer cartridges. Language Empire has taken great steps to ensure we comply with the EU Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). In the future we will be looking towards a number of further recycling initiatives and waste management programmes.
We have implemented environmental monitoring processes to:
Monitor our use of natural resources (e.g. paper, electricity, gas, water)
Monitor our recycling effectiveness (e.g. measure the amount of paper, cans, packaging and bottles recycled)
Monitoring the amount of our waste that ends up in landfill is high on our environmental initiatives roadmap. We also evaluate our resource usage and strive for reductions by educating employees to act in a sustainable manner.
We are currently looking into switching to a number of new suppliers based on their environmental and ethical credentials. In particular, we have switched to renewable electricity, Fair Trade Coffee and charities which re-use expired IT equipment in the developing world. We are in the process of investigating new suppliers who provide services that fit more closely with our sustainable culture. In the future, we hope to publish the criteria that we will adopt in the evaluation of such suppliers.
We consider ourselves a young, forward-thinking organisation in the way we consider future environmental issues. In this respect, we like to think that we set benchmarks for others to follow. It is likely that the need for sustainability and environmental consideration will become critical for the human race in the following years. The legislative and ethical consequences on organisations, governments and individuals will become ever more important. We will ensure that our environmental policy is aligned with current environmental thought and wherever possible, leads by example.
- This statement applies to all land, premises and activities within the control of the Company. The
- Company is making detailed arrangements for the implementation of this policy. The main Quality document for the company, QSPN, also stipulates an environmental policy
- The Company is committed to the conservation and improvement of the environment and to
- Minimising the environmental impacts and risks arising from its activities
- The Company will manage its operations in ways that are environmentally sustainable and economically feasible and provide appropriate environmental education programmes for its staff and freelancers/contractors.
- In order to achieve this aim the Company has the following key objectives:
- To promote sound environmental management policies and practices throughout the Company;
- As a minimum, to comply with the requirements of relevant legislation;
- To make efficient and environmentally responsible use of energy and water;
- To promote environmentally responsible procurement of goods and services;
- To minimise waste production as far as is practicable, to reuse or recycle waste where appropriate and to regulate the treatment and disposal of residual waste;
- To reduce and, where practicable, prevent pollution;
- To minimise the impact of transport on the environment arising from its own vehicles and those used by staff and contractors
- To minimise any adverse environmental impact of any new Company development;
- To maintain the Company’s premises in an environmentally sensitive way;
- To minimise the adverse environmental impact of the decommissioning and disposal of Company assets
- To communicate within the Company and to the outside community the Company’s environmental performance;
- To raise awareness of staff and contractors of the Company’s environmental impact, activities and performance and to promote individual good practic
We have recently registered with CAESER.org
Corporate Assessment of Environmental, Social and Economic Responsibility.
CAESER is an online survey which helps you assess the environmental, social and economic impacts of your business operations.
CAESER acts as a communications tool which enables buyers and suppliers to share information and learn about sustainability issues affecting our world.
CAESER helps organisations identify areas of neglect and potential risk across their business and throughout their supply chain.
CAESER is designed to encourage the achievement of best practice through promoting industry standards and key government targets regardless of size or sector.