Environmental Policy

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.

Policy Statement

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.

Goals

Energy Use

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.

Resources

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.

Products

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.

Recycling

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.

Waste Disposal

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.

Natural Habitats

We will ensure that any products used or derived from natural habitats are from sustainable sources, and comply with EU and international trading rules.

Suppliers

We will work with our suppliers to ensure they recognise and reduce the environmental impact of their products and transportation.

Transportation

Through coordinating route planning we will seek to realise the dual benefits of reduced fuel consumption and lower exhaust emissions.

Pollution

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.

Carbon Emissions

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.

Buildings

We will ensure, where practicable, that buildings occupied by us are designed, constructed and operated to optimise their performance.

Training

We commit to regular training and raising awareness on environmental issues.

Local Community

We will endeavour in all our activities and operations not to cause nuisance to neighbours or the local community.

Policy Review

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.