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Environmental Policy

Bournemouth Transport Ltd understands and recognises the environmental impacts that arise from all of its business activities, from operation of our fleet of buses and coaches to engineering and administration activities. Bournemouth Transport Ltd is committed to minimising the environmental impact of its operations through the adoption of sustainable practices and continual improvement in effective environmental management with the intention to develop a business that is financially viable, environmentally sustainable and socially equitable.

Our key environmental commitments are:

  1. Continually review  fuel consumption and look to minimise this by:
    • Reviewing the suitability of alternative fuels and switching to these when commercially available
    • Improving the scheduling of our vehicles to minimise unnecessary ‘dead’ travelling'
    • Regular servicing of our vehicle fleet and operating vehicles within emissions standards
       
  2. Continue to review our consumption of energy and other resources with a view to reduce by 10% yearly. This will be achieved by:
    • Wherever possible sourcing of paper made from minimum 50% recycled material and continue to investigate sources from managed environments
    • Investigation of systems to reduce unnecessary energy use within our facilities, such as LED lighting and motion sensor activation.
    • Periodic review of utility usage data and an onus on our management team to ensure continual reduction of these
       
  3. Preventing pollution by minimising environmental risks from our operations. Achieved by:
    • Design of facilities to ensure no waste water run off
    • Compliance with and where possible exceeding, applicable legal and other requirements, such as Consent to Discharge and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
       
  4. Reporting on our environmental performance and setting objectives and targets for improvement
     
  5. Actively promoting energy, fuel and resource efficiency and recycling within the business by:
    • Utilisation of internal communication sources to promote recycling performance
    • Reminders within environments to promote switching off of equipment after use
    • ‘Triad Days’ where all staff do their bit to ensure no resources are being wasted by the business
    • Encouraging ‘green driving’ through implementation and utilisation of vehicle telematics
       
  6. Provide training to staff where appropriate and the necessary resources and tools, so procedures and policies are implemented, our standards are achieved, and our objectives for the environment are met.
     
  7. Maintaining an internal management structure for environmental issues which includes clearly defined responsibilities

We believe that our environmental policy demonstrates a positive responsibility to the community we reside within, and that staff awareness, and a robust management system are key to our protection of the environment, and to the safeguarding of these communities. We have a commitment to best practices for energy management and achieve it through planning, implementation, reporting and review. By doing this we can continually achieve enhancement of our environmental performance.

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