Environmental Sustainability Policy
Environmental Sustainability Policy.
This Environmental Sustainability Policy formalises our commitment to supporting the principles of environmental sustainability and recognises that a sustainable environment is central to our lives and our work. The aim of our Environmental Sustainability Policy is to:
implement environmental actions within the company
monitor the environmental actions and improvements internally
communicate environmental initiatives internally and externally
This policy and associated procedures apply to all directors, staff and contractors working for the company.
Synergy Effect respects our relationship with the natural environment and its ecosystems. We acknowledge the adverse impacts that human activity can impose and take actions to prevent degradation of those natural systems.
Synergy Effect commits to the following principles and practices in our day-to-day operation and for all client events. Event managers are to consider environmental implications when planning events, including;
Monitoring and managing our environmental performance and working towards targets set to reduce adverse impacts, including program delivery solutions such as hybrid and online event delivery to reduce impact of travel and encouraging time/cost efficiencies.
Complying with relevant Australian Commonwealth, State and Local environmental policy, practices, regulations and legislation, and industry-specific legislation.
Reducing the consumption of natural resources in daily operations, including water, paper and energy.
Reduce single use items in event design and execution.
Maximising the recycling of resources.
Disposing of waste appropriately, including e-waste at designated e-waste centres.
Committing to the principles of preventing pollution to the environment and continual improvement.
Minimising pollution by taking steps to limit carbon emissions resulting from vehicle and air travel.
All staff flights are to include a carbon offset in the ticket price and offer these to clients.
Encouraging suppliers to meet high standards of environmental performance including sourcing local and creating menus that leave the least impact, ie less meat, sustainable farming practices, reduce waste impact.
Communicating this policy to all employees, contractors and other stakeholders, as well as making this policy available to the general public.
Reporting on the company’s environmental performance in both internal and external communications, where relevant.
Reviewing this policy annually and measuring targets and performance as part of that review.