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Environmental Policy

Introduction

1. H Foster & Co accepts the duty to satisfy itself that its products are handled, transported, used and disposed of safely, in compliance with existing regulations and without unacceptable risks to the environment. It is therefore a primary responsibility of the management in both the short and long term to protect the environment as an integral part of good business practice.

Declaration of Intent

2.1 It is the policy of the Company to do everything practicable to establish and maintain a high level of environmental protection.

2.2 This environmental policy reflects the commitment of the Company and is to be clearly seen as an integral part of overall business policy.

2.3 The responsibility for implementing the policy lies directly and personally with management and employees at all levels and extends to those persons and companies in contractual relationship with H Foster & Co.

Statement of Objectives

To implement the policy, the Company objectives are:

3.1 To ensure awareness amongst employees at all levels of the importance of environmental issues.

3.2 To ensure that, as far as it is practicable, processes and procedures are used to minimise waste production.

3.3 To provide information that enables products to be stored, transported, used, handled and disposed of without unacceptable effects on the environment.

3.4 To ensure that Contractors operate in accordance with Company and legal requirements and acceptable environmental practices.

Organisation and Responsibilities

4.1 Overall Implementation

The responsibility for implementing H Foster’s Environmental Policy lies directly and personally with management at all levels through to every employee.

4.2 Management

Management at all levels within the Company and in all business areas, are responsible for ensuring that all activities which fall into their scope of control are conducted in a responsible and environmentally acceptable manner.

4.3 Staff

Staff are responsible for:

4.3.1 Applying the policies and procedure detailed to control environmental issues.

4.3.2 Ensuring this policy is brought to the attention of new recruits.

4.3.3 Ensuring that employees under their control work within the policy’s objectives.

4.3.4 Reporting of environmental incidents as they occur to their appropriate manager.

4.4 Employees

Within the spirit of this policy every employee while at work has a duty:

4.4.1 To be aware of any actions that could have an effect on environmental issues.

4.4.2 To neither intentionally nor recklessly interfere with nor misuse anything provided in the interest of protecting the environment.

4.4.3 To report all environmental incidents to respective line management for investigation and corrective action.