Made by Bridge is a full service digital agency that provides a range of web-based digital media services. We recognise that our operations have an effect on the environment and we wish to minimise the potentially harmful effects of such wherever and whenever possible. We also recognise that good environmental management must be an integral and fundamental part of our corporate business strategy.
Our policy is to meet or exceed all environmental regulations, laws and codes of practice. We are committed to the prevention of environmental degradation and to minimising the impact of our operations on the environment. This environmental policy is our company’s statement of environmental goals which outline our commitment to continual environmental improvement.
Communication to Staff
To be successful, the environmental policy statement needs to be communicated company-wide and therefore commitment is required from the whole workforce. The Directors have specific responsibility for policy development, coordination and evaluation of performance. They will help contractors and employees to understand and implement the relevant aspects of this policy in their day-to-day work through the regular communication of objectives, action plans and achievements.
We will use environmentally safe and sustainable energy sources to meet our needs. We also aim to conserve energy by turning off our computers and other IT equipment when not in use, and keeping the use of heating and air conditioning in our offices to a minumum.
We will improve our environmental performance by conserving energy, water, wood, paper and other resources, particularly those which are scarce or non renewable, through efficient use and careful planning.
We will consider the environmental impact of our products at all stages of their life cycle - from design, to manufacturing, customer use, and finally disposal.
We will promote recycling and the use of recycled and refurbished products and materials where such alternatives are economical and suitable, whilst reducing consumption of materials wherever possible. We will always use recycled paper, and try to avoid printing where possible - our aim, which we're working towards, is to become a paperless office.
￼We will minimise waste, especially hazardous waste, in all our operations and product development and will dispose of all waste through safe and responsible methods and in accordance with regulations.
We will ensure that any products used or derived from natural habitats are from sustainable sources, and comply with EU and international trading rules.
We will work with our suppliers to ensure they recognise and reduce the environmental impact of their products and transportation.
Through coordinating route planning we will seek to realise the dual benefits of reduced fuel consumption and lower exhaust emissions.
We will monitor relevant discharges and emissions to air, land and water to assess what action is necessary to reduce pollution or the risk of pollution. We will phase out, where practical, ozone depleting substances and minimise the release of greenhouse gases, volatile organic compounds, vehicle emissions and other substances which are damaging to health and the environment.
We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint through the use of Carbon Neutral® web hosting, reducing our business travel, and using other Carbon Neutral® suppliers where possible and appropriate.
We will ensure, where practicable, that buildings occupied by us are designed, constructed and operated to optimise their performance.
We commit to regular training and raising awareness on environmental issues.
We will endeavour in all our activities and operations not to cause nuisance to neighbours or the local community.
This environmental policy will be reviewed regularly and, if necessary, revised to reflect the latest developments. We will conduct an annual self-evaluation of our performance in implementing these principles and in complying with all applicable laws and regulations.