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.
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:
It is the job of everybody at Bluegrass Computer Services to assist in the promotion and pursuit of these objectives.
The following areas are identified specifically as part of this environmental policy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This should always be carried out in line with the policy of Exeter City Council
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.
New suppliers that we choose to work with should be asked for their general policy statement on the environment.
Our Environmental Policy will be monitored quarterly and annually reviewed (in March of every year) by the Directors.