Environmental legislation is becoming increasingly important to businesses. The Government is keen to meet environmental targets and is achieving this by implementing a wide range of environmental legislation.
The WEEE Directive was introduced in January 2007 and aims to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced, and to encourage everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it. It also aims to improve the environmental performance of businesses that manufacture, supply, use, recycle and recover electrical and electronic equipment. As part of this, businesses must comply with regulations concerning the storage and safe disposal of waste.
Waste is anything you own, or your business produces, which you do not want or are required to get rid of. We all need to look for ways to reduce the amount of waste our business generates; however, the amount and type of waste you or this company produces will depend largely on how much we as a company can re-cycle. DWM is classed as a Service Based company in the environmental category.
DWM Technical Solutions is fully aware of the impact any industrial process can have on the environment, and view our involvement in the waste management industry as an opportunity to be proactive in environmental matters wherever possible. DWM believe, therefore, that we have a commitment to:
• Maintain the highest environmental standards of treatment, ensuring full compliance with existing legislation
• Ensure that all employees are trained to the highest standards and kept abreast of new developments and changes in legislation
• Work within the company’s operating practices and maintain records as required under ISO 9001:2007 and ISO 14001. (At the time of writing DWM have not achieved BS ISO 14001)
• Maintain a high standard of environmental awareness and compliance throughout the company and wherever possible, recycle materials used within our own company function
• Evaluate all material in accordance with our procedures and develop recycling and recovery alternatives where practicable. Develop new techniques and processes to reach even higher standards of treatment and efficiency
• Develop new techniques and processes to reach even higher standards of treatment and efficiency
• Continually invest in methods and options to improve the efficiency of our activities so as to reduce the use of energy and non-renewable sources
• Provide a service that will enable our customers to fulfil their ‘Duty of Care ‘and legal obligations under environmental legislation
• Listen to and act upon, the demands of customers to give the best practicable environmental option
DWM Environmental Processes will be continually reviewed and revised to ensure that our environmental objectives are achieved
DWM is dedicated to providing a service to our customers which ensures that they are provided with the best possible products and services, whilst endeavouring to avoid harm to the environment, our employees, visitors and all others who may be affected directly or indirectly by our activities.
We believe, therefore, that we have a commitment to seek to ensure compliance with existing and future environmental, health and safety legislation and any other initiatives or requirements to which the company subscribes
• Liaise with all relevant external bodies and work with our own staff to improve our quality, environmental performance, prevent accidents and cases of work related ill health and maintain safe and healthy working conditions
• Provide and maintain safe plant and equipment
• Identify and seek to reduce significant environmental effects, health and safety risks, and prevent pollution which may arise from our processes, operations and work activities.
• Minimise waste by the re-use and recycling of materials wherever practicable
• Provide appropriate quality, environmental, health and safety information and training for our staff, and encourage them to apply good practice, both at work and at home
• Discuss quality, environmental, health and safety issues regularly at the highest levels of the company and consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety
• Liaise with suppliers and customers to facilitate the best possible products, safety, and environmental practices and to promote recycling
• Finally, sound management principles and practices will be applied to meet these commitments, with the aim of achieving demanding and publicly available performance objectives.
This document and its practices, is and will remain constantly under review.