Environmental protection is integral to the services that our group of businesses offers to its clients and members and it is our company ethos to actively promote the values of conducting business in an environmentally sustainable way. In our business we don’t view our environmental policy as a document but as a number of integrated management procedures that we actively benchmark and constantly review as we believe if you can’t measure you can’t manage.
Infinite Storage – Environmental Statement
Infinite Storage Ltd offers document management and secure storage, confidential document destruction services and the collection and reworking of office materials.
We recognise that, like all organisations, the group’s activities and services have an impact on the environment. We are committed to managing our activities and services in a responsible and effective way. We shall also continually endeavour to improve our environmental performance where practicable, in line with other business objectives by regularly setting documented environmental objectives and targets.
In seeking to minimise harmful environmental impacts associated with our activities we shall:
As a minimum standard, seek to comply with all applicable environmental legislation and other requirements.
Strive to prevent pollution by proper treatment and management of wastes arising from our activities and services, whether they are discharged to air, land or water.
Manage natural resource use associated with our products, activities and services in such a manner to minimise unnecessary or avoidable consumption and waste.
Where practicable, will work with clients to reduce their environmental impact.
Our company is committed to reducing business miles by efficient use of telecommunications – for example, conference calls and emails. Fuel economy is a major consideration with regard to our company vehicles. When business travel is absolutely necessary, we co-ordinate our journeys to ensure the maximum number of business visits to miles travelled. Additionally, we regularly grant short notice appointments to visit our offices, assisting our clients in maximising their business travel. Whenever appropriate, preference is given to rail travel. We also regularly attend networking events which successfully maximises the ratio of people seen to miles travelled.
Office Material use
We are very committed to the policy of:
Reduce – Reuse – Recycle
In choosing office stationery, strong consideration is given to its source and its recyclability. With paper products we opt for FSC approved and recycled products wherever appropriate. Where possible we reduce the need to print documents by emailing and providing downloadable PDFs from our website. Where printing documents is absolutely necessary it is our company policy to offset this process by planting native broad leaved trees through the environmental initiative, Tree Appeal. Our commitment to Tree Appeal is to plant trees in school grounds where we not only sponsor the growing of trees but the growing of young minds.
We have a 100% recycling policy, whereby all of our paper and cardboard is sorted and securely shredded on site. When we acquire suitable quantities of shredded paper we dispatch to the appropriate recycling centres.
Becoming a Carbon Neutral Company
We are currently in the process of becoming a Carbon Neutral Company because the required management systems, protocols and the planting of trees to offset our residual carbon is in total accord with our company’s ethos and aligns with many of our current management strategies and practices.
In addition we seek to make a positive contribution to the environment, natural habitats and biodiversity through our partnership with Tree Appeal. Tree Appeal plants trees to promote biodiversity, create habitats and improve the environment for people. The trees are sponsored by environmentally responsible businesses like Infinite Storage that want to make a positive contribution.
Through Tree Appeal’s Trees for Schools initiative, many of these trees are planted in the grounds of schools throughout the UK, usually by the children themsleves. Trees for Schools is designed to encourage schools to make the most of their grounds by planting trees. This helps create woodland habitat, increases biodiversity and, most importantly, provides an excellent learning resource – planting the trees, watching them grow, seeing how wildlife is encouraged, charting the changing seasons and weather.
This document is communicated to all employees and relevant parties and is made available to the public. It shall be the responsibility of everybody in the company to ensure that the policy is applied at all times.
Vicki Peck, Director
Peter Thompson, Compliance Director