Our preferred suppliers shall, as a minimum, comply with all applicable laws and regulations relating to the environmental impact of their business.
They shall maintain procedures for notifying local authorities in the event of an accident or incident which may adversely affect the environment as a result of their operation.
Supplier compliance with environmental law shall include any international or applicable local laws affecting the source of materials and processes used to manufacture products.
Detailed performance standards are a matter for suppliers, but should address at least the following :
Waste is minimised and items recycled wherever practicable. Effective controls of waste in respect of ground, air, and water pollution must be adopted. In the case of hazardous materials, emergency response plans must be put in place.
Packaging and Paper
Undue and unnecessary use of materials shall be avoided, and recycled materials should be used wherever appropriate.
Processes and activities shall be monitored and modiﬁed as necessary to ensure conservation of scarce resources, including water, ﬂora and fauna and productive land in certain situations.
All production and delivery processes, including the use of heating, ventilation, lighting, IT systems and transportation, must be based on maximising efﬁcient energy use and minimising harmful emissions.
Proactively work with and provide assistance to Us in selecting products which are environmentally beneﬁcial.