Our bit for the environment

This details the areas where by careful control, Bluegrass Computer Services is able to limit its impact on the environment. Our area of business is largely in the supply of technology solutions and services to businesses throughout the South West.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

Bluegrass Computer Services has a general policy of limiting, and where appropriate minimising the environmental impact associated with our standard trading. This is broadly achieved by adhering to guidelines regarding the following:

    • Recycling
    • Power Consumption
    • The Use of Personal / Company Vehicles vs Public Transport
    • Purchase of Environmentally Friendly Equipment
    • Disposal of General Waste
    • Packaging
    • Supplier Assessment

It is the job of everybody at Bluegrass Computer Services to assist in the promotion and pursuit of these objectives.

POLICY STATEMENTS

The following areas are identified specifically as part of this environmental policy.

Paper Use and Recycling

Printing documents should be avoided where possible. In general computer back-ups are adequate.

Scrap paper should be retained for re-use or collected for recycling.

Paper recycling should be implemented wherever practicable.

Power Consumption

Lighting should be controlled and equipment that does not have to remain on 24 hours a day should generally be turned off when the offices are unstaffed as appropriate.

Use of Public Transport

Wherever practical public transport should be used as an alternative to using either a personal or hired vehicle. Rail is environmentally most efficient and frequently faster.

Purchase of Environmentally Friendly Equipment

Computer systems and printers with low-power should be chosen in preference where possible. Low power lighting should be used where appropriate and care is taken in programming the office heating to reduce wasted energy.

Disposal of Functional Computer Hardware

Where systems are disposed of that remain functional they should first be offered to one of the computer refurbishment organisations such as A1 Positive Recycling.

Disposal of Other Computer Hardware and Any Hazardous Waste

Any waste deemed hazardous or likely to contain hazardous materials, including all batteries, must be disposed of through a recycling facility. Such waste should be taken to the Exton Road Recycling Centre, Marsh Barton, Exeter.

Disposal of General Waste

This should always be carried out in line with the policy of Exeter City Council

Packaging

Packaging should be re-used wherever appropriate. This means retaining padded enveloped and equipment boxes for possible re-use.

All plastics and cardboard is to be recycled using the Exeter City Council weekly collection scheme.

Supplier Assessment

New suppliers that we choose to work with should be asked for their general policy statement on the environment.

MONITORING AND REPORTING

Our Environmental Policy will be monitored quarterly and annually reviewed (in March of every year) by the Directors.

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