ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT POLICY
Masons Moving Group Ltd is committed to produce and deliver quality professional removal services. The Company recognises that its day to day operations impact on the environment in a number of ways.
Our aim is to minimise the potential harmful effects of such actions wherever and whenever this is practicable. Our firm is committed to achieving environmental best practice throughout its business activities by:
- Minimising waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible.
- Complying with or exceeding legal requirements.
- Minimising toxic emissions through careful selection and use of it’s vehicles and source of its power requirements.
- Minimising waste produced in all parts of our business and actively promoting recycling both internally and amongst its customers and suppliers.
- Minimising the risk of pollution due to damage of any goods in storage or in transit.
- Communicating the policy as appropriate to our employees, customers and suppliers.
Key areas in which our firm has an impact on the environment are:
- Removal vehicles and moving equipment
There are a number of ways in which a fleet vehicle may have an environmental impact. The key areas for attention are:
- Fuel consumption
- Noise and emissions
We recognise that road transport is a significant contributor of carbon dioxide. The only way to reduce this emission is to reduce fuel consumption.
There are a number of ways in which we have already made significant progress in reducing fuel consumption. We play close attention to the highest standards of maintenance of our removal fleet, in accordance with government-set regulations, ensuring that vehicles are tuned to give optimum fuel economy. We also pay careful attention to driver training to ensure a more fuel-efficient driving practice.
When purchasing new vehicles we consider fuel efficiency to be an important factor when considering the type of vehicle and supplier used.
Vehicle Noise and Emissions
Quietness is an important factor in our vehicle purchasing criteria. We constantly monitor the performance criteria of new removal vehicles to ensure that we are able to run a ‘low noise’ fleet. Where advances in vehicle technology would allow us to improve our environmental performance, we will seek to adopt such technology into our fleet.
Regular vehicle maintenance ensures that leaks and spillages are kept to an absolute minimum within our fleet. We take the fullest precautions to ensure optimal road safety standards, thus minimising the risk of accidents. We set very high standards to our crews on the road and for the safety maintenance of our vehicles.
Through rigorous inspection and maintenance of our moving crates, warehouse and offices we already ensure high standards of efficiency and energy conservation. We have engaged an energy review to be carried out to ensure that we are using the most effective and energy-efficient lighting.
Through an extensive training and ongoing communication programme we help to ensure that all our movers are energy-conscious. This extends from simple measures, like switching off lights, to a broader culture of general awareness incorporated by our staff into their everyday lives. Such measures could, if necessary, become part of our accredited quality removals system.
Our policy is to reduce waste wherever possible and to use professional waste management contractors. We recycle certain packaging material on site and continually review the purchase of such equipment with a view to improving our recycling profile. Our staff use recycled paper where appropriate and endeavour to save paper wherever possible. We operate a paper recycling scheme throughout the group.
We continue to examine a range of other possibilities in an ongoing programme to constantly improve our environmental performance.
We recognise our responsibility to conduct our business in such a way as to have the minimum environmental impact on our staff, our customers, our neighbours, the wider community and when moving our client’s businesses.