Environmental Policy

Mission Statement


Calendar Club recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We sell paper based products which makes it difficult to be truly 'green', but we are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods and will be holding regular reviews.


All statements below refer to our Head Office in Exeter. Temporary store locations around the country vary and energy and water supplies are sometimes out of our control.


Policy Aims


We endeavour to:
• Comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements
• Continually improve and monitor environmental performance
• Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts
• Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions
• Filter these decisions down to all staff in a bid to create a culture of environmental awareness


Recyling


• We seek to buy recyclable paper products
• We reuse and recycle all paper to the best of our ability
• We place separate recycled bins in all kitchen areas


Energy and Water


• We seek to reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible
• The energy consumption and efficiency of new products will be taken into account when purchasing
• We use motion triggered lighting
• We use outside temperature triggered heating
• We use low energy hand dryers and water management systems
• We use an air circulation system


Office Supplies


• We evaluate if renting/sharing is an option before purchasing equipment
• We seek to buy more environmentally friendly and efficient products
• We reuse and recycle everything we are able to


Store Fixtures


• We source our fixtures from West Country suppliers wherever possible
• We reuse and refurbish fixtures over an extended period of up to 7 seasons
• We are currently phasing out all MDF fixtures and non-LED lighting


Transportation


• We consolidate deliveries to stores wherever practical
• We promote the use of travel alternatives such as e-mail or video/phone conferencing
• We make additional efforts to accommodate the needs of those using public transport or bicycles


Monitoring and Improvement


• We comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements
• We continually monitor environmental performance
• We incorporate environmental factors into business decisions


Culture


• We will update this policy at least annually in consultation with staff and other stakeholders where necessary
• We will work with suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors to encourage better environmental performance
• We will use local labour and materials where available to reduce CO2 and help the community