It is our policy to address environmental issues and comply with all environmental legislation and regulations that relate to the environmental aspects of our business. We employ socially acceptable and cost-effective strategies to mitigate threats to the environment and provide protection to customers, the general public, and the company’s employees.
We procure and utilise our products and services in such a way as to minimise environmental impacts in their distribution, use and disposal.
We take an active interest in the prevention of pollution through the adoption of processes, practices, materials, and products that avoid, reduce, or control pollution.
Livingstone International is committed to:
- Minimising the environmental impact of our operations by planning our routes to reduce fuel consumption.
- Create a healthier, safer workplace.
- Minimising the risk of accidental releases into the environment, reduce the impact of such releases should they occur, and monitor the discharge of all other wastes and emissions which may harm the environment.
- Encouraging reduction, reuse and recycling in all our activities
- Adopt the environmental standards in all areas of operation, meeting and exceeding all relevant legislative requirements
- Purchasing products that are environmentally friendly from suppliers who respect the environment
- Ensuring our employees, subcontractors and suppliers adhere to our environmental policies
- Participating with governments, customers, the public and other interest groups to advance environmental protection
- Reporting regularly to our directors, shareholders, employees and the public on our environmental status and performance
- Fostering a culture of sustainable environmental management
- Ensure understanding of environmental requirements and implementation of standards among our employees, suppliers and contractors
- Strive to improve resource consumption efficiency and minimise waste generation in our operations and through the life cycle of products
- Monitoring and reducing our energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, paper consumption (when there is not another option than to use paper), waste and water usage
- Purchase sustainable products wherever feasible ie. recycled, FSC or low environmental impact products and energy from renewable sources
The identification of environmental aspects is done in a systematic way designed to capture all actual and potential impacts.
The process typically involves:
- Systematic identification of all activities undertaken by the organisation, and all products and services provided. Activities include those that are infrequent, supporting activities such as administration and maintenance, and services provided by contractors.
- Identification of the ways those activities, products and services can interact with the environment, that is, identification of environmental aspects.
- Identification of the environmental impacts associated with the environmental aspects. Livingstone International Pty Ltd Policies Manual Page 28 of 105 Revision B/5 09.22