Environmental Policy

For People & Planet

The Virtual Click – Environmental Policy

Last Reviewed: 08/03/24
Next Review: 08/03/25

Mission statement

The Virtual Click recognises that the environment is important to our business, our contractors and our clients. We have a responsibility to manage our environmental impacts carefully, including meeting all legal and regulatory requirements. 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, with regular review points. We will encourage clients, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.

  • We are committed to having a positive social impact on local businesses.
  • We are commmitted to having a positive environmental impact by encouraging clients to do the same.

Policy aims

We endeavour to:

  • Comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance.
  • Incorporate environmental considerations into business decisions.
  • Increase contractor awareness of this policy and provide support where possible.

Policy priorities

1. Carbon footprint

  • We will measure and report the carbon footprint of our business on an annual basis.
  • We will continue to seek ways of radically reducing our carbon footprint.

2. Energy and Water

  • We will seek to reduce the amount of water & 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.

3. Purchasing goods & services

  • In making decisions about the purchasing of goods & services, we will routinely and systematically take into account the environmental impact of those materials and their supply chain.
  • We will favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible and financially viable.

4. Transportation

  • We will promote the use of travel alternatives such as video/phone conferencing.
  • We will apply a principled approach to our own business travel, including avoiding travel where possible.
  • We will favour more efficient and less-polluting vehicles.

5. Waste and recycling

  • We will re-use as much waste material as possible.
  • Waste materials which cannot be re-used will be recycled wherever this is feasible.
  • We will only use licensed and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste which cannot be re-used.

Our Environmental Management System

We have developed an Environmental Management System (EMS) to ensure we meet the requirements of this policy. We will review our performance against the EMS on a regular basis.

We will update this policy at least annually in consultation with other stakeholders where necessary.

Signed: Jamila Jones

Position: Owner

Date: 8 March 2024