Isle of Wight Day aims to bring the community together for the benefit of all Islanders by engaging in environmental projects, to both enhance the local Island communities and encourage more visitors to our shores.
Isle of Wight Day is committed to improving the environment and reducing the impact we have upon it in the course of our work. We have recognised that through our activities we have both positive and negative impacts on the environment. We consider that our main impacts are associated with:
- the production, collection, sorting and disposal of waste
- printing activities
- the use of energy
- the use of motor vehicles in our operations
- the purchase of products that may harm the environment in their production, usage or disposal
- the use of water.
We will routinely assess the impacts of all our activities to ensure we comply with relevant legislation and to identify actions and targets to minimise these impacts. This will include action to:
- minimise waste produced through our activities and promote recycling and composting where appropriate
- minimise energy and water use wherever possible
- ensure efficient use of transport in the course of all activities
- source products carefully from producers with sound environmental policies and ensure all products purchased can be disposed of with minimal environmental impact.
We will periodically review our performance towards meeting these targets and revise them accordingly to ensure continuous improvement.
We will communicate this policy to all staff and volunteers and provide appropriate training to ensure that each individual concerned understands the environmental impact of their work and associated activities.
We recognise our responsibility to the environment and will ensure that this policy is available to the public whenever requested.