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Our Environmental Policy

Sugar Noms Environmental Policy

Last Reviewed : 12/05/2020

Mission statement

Sugar Noms are owned and run by vegans.

  • We recognise that we can be responsible business owners to the environment, way beyond legal and regulatory requirements.
  • We use fully recycled materials where possible, carbon neutral plant based packaging and vegan adhesives/ink on our stickers and tape.
  • We reuse or recycle packaging and other materials from our manufacturers and deliveries or pass them onto local upcycling charities.
  • Our disinfectants and other cleaning equipment is all cruelty free wherever possible.  We have worked with Environmental Health on finding alternatives that satisfy both them and us.
  • We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy.
  • We will encourage our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.

Policy aims

Sugar Noms endeavour to:

  • Comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance.
  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impact.
  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.
  • Increase employee awareness and training.

Paper and packaging supplies

  • We will minimise the use of paper in the office.
  • We will reduce packaging as much as possible.
  • We will seek to buy recycled and recyclable paper products.
  • We will reuse and recycle all paper where possible.
  • Our tape, labels and seals are all vegan and 100% recyclable.
  • Our boxes, pouches and bags are 100% recyclable.
  • Our postal bags are made out of carbon neutral material and are 100% recyclable.
  • Our storage containers are reused and once unfit for purpose, upcycled into other projects.

Energy and water

  • We will seek to reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible.
  • Lights and electrical equipment will be switched off when not in use.
  • Heating will be adjusted with energy consumption in mind.
  • The energy consumption and efficiency of new products will be taken into account when purchasing.

Office supplies

  • We will evaluate if the need can be met in another way.
  • We will evaluate the environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase.
  • We will favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible.
  • We will reuse and recycle everything we are able to.

Transportation

  • We will reduce the need to travel, restricting to necessary trips only.
  • We will promote the use of travel alternatives such as e-mail or video/phone conferencing.

Maintenance and cleaning

  • Cleaning materials used will be as environmentally friendly as possible, vegan and cruelty free with the leaping bunny logo.
  • Materials used in office refurbishment will be as environmentally friendly as possible.
  • We will only use licensed and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste.

Monitoring and improvement

  • We will comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements.
  • We will continually improve and monitor environmental performance.
  • We will continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.
  • We will incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.
  • We will increase employee awareness through training.
  • We will review any related business issues as and when required and our policy will be reviewed annually.

Culture

  • We will involve staff in the implementation of this policy, for greater commitment and improved performance.
  • We will update this policy at least once annually.
  • We will provide staff with relevant environmental training.
  • We will work with suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors to improve their environmental performance.
  • We will use local labour and materials where available to reduce CO2 and help the local community.