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Environmental Policy 2019

The purpose of this Policy is to establish Remote First Aid’s environmental commitment. It covers all of our activities. Remote First Aid provides UK training provision and a significant resource user and we therefore recognise that our operations and service delivery have a significant impact on the environment. In addition to fulfilling our statutory environmental responsibilities and complying with all legal and other requirements, we will use our position and influence to further protect and improve the environment, while encouraging and supporting others to do the same.

We will: 

  1. Reduce the consumption of energy and water across all of our activities 
  2. Minimise our impacts of travel by developing more sustainable travel solutions. 
  3. Continue to improve our performance to prevent all types of pollution and reduce CO2 and other harmful emissions from our activities. 
  4. Work with and where possible require our stakeholders, suppliers and contractors to reduce the impact of the goods and services by considering whole life costs and ending our use of single use plastics.
  5. Minimise the production of waste from our own activities and adhere to the principles of the waste hierarchy. 
  6. Protect, conserve and enhance our quality natural environment and its biodiversity whilst improving all our lives.
  7. Ensure environmental risks and opportunities are managed positively.

In order to achieve this, we will operate an environmental management system that will be integrated into the business management framework to: 

  • Apply to all activities undertaken by us, including contracted out services as new contracts are negotiated.
  • Set objectives and implement action programmes in order to minimise the negative environmental effects and increase the positive effects of our activities.

Next review Jan 2020.

What have we done:

In late 2018 we have chosen to work with a UK recognised trade association that issues a range of E-certifications to our learners who achieves a successful award outcome. This was a significate step change for Remote First Aid. We use the NEF Carbon Calculator to assist in our forward planning and decision making.

Off-setting:

We are also donors to Trees for Life supporting the Caledonian Forest that is one of our most important forest ecosystems, providing a home for spectacular wildlife, it is severely fragmented, and in many places consists entirely of old trees in Scotland. We choose this organisation in 2018 as we love the outdoors and this is what Remote First Aid is built on, a love for the outdoors via our off-setting support.

Thought for 2018—–The carbon footprint of cardboard is 3.3Kg CO2e for every 1Kg of cardboard produced.

Result 2018- We as a training provider have significantly reduced our CO2 impact by now issuing a range of E-certificates, this reduces our card use for certificates and cardboard envelope use to post out. Additionally our CO2 emissions footprint HAS been further reduced by simply not requiring our postal services provider to deliver any traditional cardboard certificates in their vehicles.

Thought for 2019 —- We are actively seeking to reduce our footprint by sourcing Greener / Cleaner and more environmentally friendly sterilising products that ensures and maintains the Health & Safety of our staff and the public when undertaking training with us, this especially relates to CPR Manikin cleansing in between use.

We are reviewing and making adaptions to reduce our environmental impact continually Check back soon to se what else we have done to reduce our footprint in our journey to assisting the environment to thrive.