Sustainability Policy

SUSTAINABILITY POLICY

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The earth’s environment is under severe stress from uncontrolled human activity. Merriman Controls accepts that it must work to preserve the environmental sustainability of the planet, at all levels of its operations – in its own practice, as a participant in a community of practice, and as a participant in the Australian social discourse.

Merriman aspires to minimise its impact on our environment and maximise the effective use of resources. We strive to achieve this by increasing communication and awareness of our efforts in accordance with this policy and fostering responsible environmental behaviour amongst staff, volunteers, and users at all levels.

Merriman is committed to complying with applicable law in all of its operations and to minimise risks and impacts through the development of robust and documented systems to implement, measure, monitor, and disseminate excellent environmental performance both within its operations and to the broader community.

PURPOSE. 

This Environmental Sustainability Policy aims to integrate a philosophy of sustainable development into all the organisation’s activities and to establish and promote sound environmental practice in our operations. 

POLICY. 

Merriman controls commits itself to minimising its impact on our environment through:

  • Providing a safe and healthful workplace.
  • Having an environmentally sustainable aware culture, where responsibility is assigned and understood.
  • Being an environmentally responsible neighbour in our community.
  • Conserving natural resources by reusing and recycling.
  • Using, in our own operations, processes that do not adversely affect the environment.
  • Ensuring the responsible use of energy throughout the organisation.
  • Participating in efforts to improve environmental protection and understanding.
  • Taking steps to improve environmental performance continually.
  • Conducting rigorous audits, evaluations, and self-assessments of the implementation of this policy.
  • Working with suppliers who promote sound environmental practices; and
  • Enhancing awareness among our employees, volunteers, and users – educating and motivating them to act in an environmentally responsible manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

It shall be the responsibility of the Board to establish and maintain policies and procedures and to bring these procedures into effect.

It shall be the responsibility of the managing director to ensure implementation of these policies and procedures.

This sustainability policy is approved and authorised by: 

A M Tye

Managing Director