Last updated: 01/03/2022
1. Purpose and scope
This policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable UK government laws, and treaty laws governing UK Limited companies. This policy is intended to supplement but not replace any other policy in place by Broadleaf Global Limited (“Broadleaf”).
2. Policy Statement
Here are Broadleaf, we are committed to operating sustainably and promoting sustainability. For us, this means meeting today’s needs without compromising how future generations will meet their own needs. Concern for the environment is part of this commitment.
We expect these same ambitious standards of our employees, and from all our contractors, suppliers, and other business partners. This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment, and we may amend it at any time.
2.1 Responsibility for the policy
Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand this policy. You are invited to comment on this policy and suggest ways in which it might be improved. Comments, suggestions, and queries are encouraged and should be addressed to Paul Dykes.
2.2 Compliance with the policy
Read this policy and confirm you have done so to your line manager or a Broadleaf Director.
2.3 Communication and awareness of this policy
In our operations, Broadleaf will strive to:
• Comply with all applicable codes of practice, legislation, and regulations.
• Consider sustainability in our business decision-making processes.
• Ensure that Broadleaf employees are aware of our Sustainability Policy.
• Inspire Broadleaf employees to implement and improve our Sustainability Policy.
• Minimise the impact our operations have on our sustainability aspirations.
• Make clients, partners, and suppliers aware of our Sustainability Policy.
• Review and always strive to improve our sustainability performance.
2.4 Policy implementation
Business Meetings and Business Travel
Walk and/or use public transport to attend business meetings, site visits, etc, apart from in circumstances where the alternatives are impractical and/or cost prohibitive.
Avoid physically travelling to business meetings where alternatives are available and practical, such as using MS Teams and Zoom, but not to sacrifice the benefit of regular in-person contact with clients.
Be mindful and efficient in the scheduling of meetings to avoid multiple physical travel events.
Invest in technology, tools, and methods to support the delivery of high-quality remote facilitation of our engagements.
Reduce the need for Broadleaf employees to travel by supporting remote working and flexible working, including working from home.
Minimise our use of paper and other office consumables by working collaboratively online and identifying opportunities to reduce waste.
Where practical arrange for the reuse or recycling of office waste.
Reduce the energy consumption of office equipment by purchasing energy efficient equipment and good housekeeping.
Purchase fair-trade and/or organic beverages.