This is the Environmental Policy for McErlain’s Bakery Ltd, trading under Genesis Breads, with respect to the BS8555 Environmental Management Standard.
Genesis Breads aim to be an Environmental Leader within Northern Ireland and will actively strive to enhance the local environment, improve the environmental performance of our company and reduce the negative impact that we have on the environment year on year.
Genesis Breads, a manufacturer of bread and cake, are committed to continual environmental protection and the prevention of pollution by reducing the environmental impacts that arise from business activities and delivery of services. By demonstrating the effectiveness of environmental management, Genesis Breads aim to motivate others to improve their own environmental performance.
Through the implementation of an Environmental Management System, Genesis Breads have:
- Set out specific environmental objectives and targets to be reviewed annually.
- Educated and informed our employees and key stakeholders so we can strive to meet our targets and objectives.
- Made the commitment to fully comply and where possible exceed the requirements of applicable environmental legislation, regulations and any other environmental requirements.
- Regularly reviewed the EMS to ensure it continues to be effective and representative of the company’s activities and services, therefore allowing us to continually improve environmental performance.
The company shall endeavour to:
- Communicate and reinforce this policy throughout the company by provision of appropriate training and education to employees.
- Ensure that the Environment Policy, aspects and objectives are readily available to the public and other interested parties.
- Minimise the amount of waste generated and disposed off. Where reduction is not practical, continue to reuse or recycle waste and ensure the safe disposal of all waste through application of the waste management hierarchy.
- Introduce measures to ensure best practice and the responsible use of natural resources such as water, fuel and energy where possible.
- Investigate and introduce measures to minimise the release of pollutants which cause damage to land, air and water due to the company’s activities, where possible.
- Conduct regular environmental audits and assessments to measure the environmental performance in relation to the Environment Policy, relevant environmental legislation and the requirements of the company.