GRANGE IS GREEN
Because it draws on nature for its raw materials, Grange’s respect for the environment is an integral part of its company culture. Grange relies on a network of suppliers, all of whom abide by current social and environmental legislation and are committed to improving their environmental performance targets. Grange furniture is made only from European or North American PEFC or FSC-certifi ed woods from sustainably managed forests. Grange aims to develop and promote the usage of sustainable furniture making process. The brand has therefore chosen to rely for the most part on water-based products for its fi nishing processes.
1. This policy applies to Aga Rangemaster Group plc companies throughout the world. Specific references to legislation are to legislation of the United Kingdom but the underlying principles and practical requirements of the policy are universally applicable.
1.1 It is the policy of Aga Rangemaster Group plc to comply with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the Environment Act 1995 and other relevant legislation. To adhere in its operating practices and in product design to appropriate environmental standards set by government and other organisations.
1.2 Aga Rangemaster Group plc recognises that it has responsibilities not only to its shareholders but also to its employees, its customers and the communities in which it operates.
1.3 The Company requires all operating units throughout the group.
a) to design and operate their plants and to design and manufacture their products so as to minimise, in accordance with relevant current standards, their environmental effect on employees, customers and the community
b) to work with government agencies to resolve any identified environmental problems and to communicate information on such problems openly to those likely to be affected by them.
c) to encourage energy efficiency, together with the recycling and re-use of materials whilst monitoring awareness of cost and quality implications.
d) to establish an environmental improvement plan
e) to promote through formal training and communications, employee awareness of group environmental policies and to build environmental responsibility into all aspects of their operations, including all relationships with suppliers and customers.
f) to have mechanisms in place that ensure they are regularly updated with any changes to legal and other environment issues particular to their operating unit.
2. It shall be the responsibility of the Group Health, Safety & Environmental Co-ordinator:
2.1 to implement this policy within Aga Rangemaster Group plc, ensuring that the heads of individual operating units carry out this policy at their units.
2.2 to submit a report every six months to the Chief Executive. The reports will include information on incidents having environmental implications, on principal developments relating to the implementation of this policy and on progress towards long-term objectives
2.3 to report immediately to the Chief Executive any occurrence having serious environmental implications, such a verbal report to be followed by written details as soon as is practicable.
3. This policy and its implementation will be reviewed annually, in order to incorporate best working practices and legislative requirements:
3.1 At Aga Rangemaster Group plc level by the Group Health, Safety & Environmental Co-ordinator
3.2 At operating unit level, by the Director/Senior Executive in charge as appropriate
4. The Group Health, Safety & Environmental Co-ordinator will be responsible to the Chief Executive for the monitoring of this policy and collation of the six monthly reports.
5. The Chief Executive and the Group Health & Safety Co-ordinator can be contacted in writing to the registered office address, Juno Drive, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 3RG. Alternatively, they can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone on 01926 455 755.