Mr Flyer provides Live GPS Tracked leaflet distribution throughout West Yorkshire and beyond, which enables clients to see exactly when and where their leaflets are distributed. To ensure the campaigns achieve maximum results for clients Mr Flyer also provides a specialised graphic design service and a high quality printing service.
Michael Gladstone is appointed to maintain, monitor and report on our Environmental Management Policy and reports directly to Andrew Robinson (MD).
Certain actions we have taken to reduce our environmental impact are to have (as much as possible) a full minibus of distributors taken to nearby locations each day to minimise unnecessary mileage. The routes themselves are accurately planned in the office so that (as much as possible) distributors can be dropped off and collected together in the same place; again to minimise mileage.
In addition (as much as possible) we run a paperless office. Documents such as emails and invoices are only printed if absolutely necessary. All invoices and receipts raised are emailed, not posted. All cardboard boxes (which held leaflets) and received papers are recycled.
|Activity||Environmental impact||Action to reduce impact||Target|
|Dropping off and collecting distributors||Fuel usage||Aim to reduce travel miles and by continuing to set up localised distribution branches.||Reduce net carbon footprint by 20% by 2016|
|Meeting clients||Fuel usage||Try resolve and serve clients via phone/email||Reduce travel miles by 20% by 2016|
|Administration||Paper usage||Work towards 80% paperless and monitor paper usage||Reduce by 20% by 2016|
|General business||Waste products||Make use of recycling facilities provided by landlord for paper and plastics||N/A|
|Business accommodation||Energy usage||Encourage colleagues to help reduce energy: turn out lights; turn off monitors overnight etc||Reduce energy units used by 20% by 2016|
We will ensure that adequate training is provided for the responsible person and that sufficient opportunity be given to involve and educate our colleagues in the environmental management policy. The named individual shall be encouraged to take part in an online forum (eg on LinkedIn) to keep informed of changes and incentives in environmental policy and to work with the local authority to improve our performance.
Our policy will be available internally to all colleagues and our performance against targets published quarterly. Colleagues will be shown how their activity has contributed to achieving our targets and an award given to the most environmentally active colleague each month.
We will progressively build documentation that helps us to make progress to become compliant with the ISO 14001 environmental management system. We will maintain documents of the effective planning, operation, and control of processes related to the significant aspects and to demonstrate progress towards ISO 14001. Such documentation at a minimum will include policy, objectives and targets, a definition of the scope of the environmental management system and other main elements.
When we can demonstrate sustainable cost savings of at least £1,500 per year through implementation of our environmental policy, we will invest in ISO 14001 accreditation.
We have agreed a systematic – and sustainable – method for monitoring our progress towards targets and to record and report them in a useful way. This includes simple communication with our colleagues. We will ensure that the economic value of the environmental policy is evaluated throughout.
The quarterly review and reporting will provide an opportunity to audit compliance with our policy and build our case for ISO 14001 accreditation.
In addition to the quarterly monitoring, our environmental management policy will be reviewed annually.