This policy statement provides the framework on which our environmental programme is based. The policy enables us to set targets for improvement and measure progress against these targets. We continuously strive to mitigate the many harmful effects of our activities on the environment.
We have undertaken to help every Snap employee to understand and value their environment. Through the regular communication of our environmental objectives and actions plans to achieve these objectives, we encourage employees to implement our environmental policy in their day-today work and praise them for doing so. As part of all our activity we aim to minimise the burden on the environment.
The Managing Director of Snap Group Ireland has ultimate responsibility for the company’s environmental policy and performance. He is assisted by Snap Group office staff, and the support of the Snap Centre Owners, in ensuring that we are implementing the relevant social and environmental policies.
Snap is committed to the prevention of pollution and minimising the impact of its operations on the environment by means of a programme of continuous improvement. In particular Snap Ireland will:
- Meet all relevant legislative and other requirements, and where appropriate exceed or supplement these by setting our own exacting standards.
- Seek to reduce consumption of materials in our operations, reuse rather than dispose whenever possible, and promote recycling and the use of recycled materials in our hub and in all centres.
- Design energy efficiency into new services, buildings and equipment and manage energy wisely in alloperations.
- Reduce wherever practicable the level of harmful emissions.
- Sell products that are safe to use, make efficient use of resources, and which can be reused, recycled or disposed of safely.
- Work in partnership with our suppliers to minimise the impact of their operations on the environment through a quality purchasing policy.
- Seek to minimise the visual, noise and other impacts on the local environment.
- Use only papers from managed forests. Avoid the use of paper with 100% virgin pulp and endeavour to use paper with a high percentage of recycled pulp or 100% recycled pulp where the client’s budget allows.