Environmental Policy Statement

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West Yorkshire Steel recognises that some of its activities have an impact on the environment and we are committed to conserving natural resources.

We intend to operate in a manner sensitive to the environment and comply with all relevant legislation. West Yorkshire Steel are committed to:

  • Minimising waste products from all processes.
  • Maximising the efficient use of energy and water.
  • Reducing the impact of travel and transport.
  • Accessing the most technical and accurate advice that promotes the current best environmental practise.
  • Preventing pollution.
  • Complying with all environmental legislation, applicable consents and codes of practise to which the company subscribes and to fulfil our compliance obligations.
  • Maintaining continual improvement in environmental performance.

West Yorkshire Steel will achieve these commitments by:

  • Setting and reviewing progress towards environmental objectives and documenting these in the yearly management review to ensure continual improvement.
  • Providing environmental training for all employees to understand the company’s environmental policies and objectives and their roles within them.
  • Working with suppliers and contractors to encourage the adoption of environmentally responsible working practises.
  • Ensuring all employees have access to recycling bins in both offices and warehouse areas.
  • Using energy efficient lighting and heating in all working areas. All office lighting to have motion sensors to reduce energy.
  • Ensuring all steel scrap and waste is efficiently recovered and stored until it can be collected by a certified and approved waste disposal company.
  • Encouraging all employees to adopt an energy efficient attitude, throughout the company premises.
  • Investigating all environmental accidents and incidents, this is the responsibility of the directors.