Environmental AND SUSTAINABILITY policy

Environmental AND SUSTAINABILITY policy

Roomzzz Ltd  recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods.  We will encourage customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.

Responsibility

Samantha Clamp, UK Operations Manager, is responsible for ensuring that this environmental policy is implemented, however, all employees have a responsibility in their area to ensure that the aims and objectives of this policy are met.

Policy aims

We endeavour to:

  • Comply with all relevant regulatory requirements.

  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance.

  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.

  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.

  • Increase employee awareness and training.

Paper

  • We have minimised the use of paper in our training and development activities, risk assessments and purchase ordering process by moving to online systems.

  • We seek to buy recycled and recyclable paper products where possible

  • We Reuse and recycle all paper where possible.

Energy and water

  • We seek to reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible.

  • Office staff switch off lights and electrical equipment when not in use.

  • We use conservation initiatives which include the reduction of water by using water saving toilet flushes and shower heads

  • Apartments have Power saving devices such as RFID electric units to ensure that unoccupied rooms are not using and wasting electricity

  • We have centrally controlled air conditioning systems means that we can control the use of the heating and cooling in unoccupied rooms thus reducing our electrical consumption. 

  • We take energy consumption and efficiency of new products into account when purchasing them.

Office supplies

We will:

  • Evaluate if the need can be met in another way.

  • Evaluate the environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase.

  • Favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible.

  • Reuse and recycle everything we are able to.

Transportation

We 

  • Promote the use of travel alternatives such as e-mail or video/phone conferencing.

  • Favour ‘green’ vehicles and maintain them rigorously to ensure ongoing efficiency.

  • Electric vehicle charging points are added as standard to our 3 newest properties.

  • We work with a localised supply chain to reduce delivery miles.

Maintenance and cleaning

We:

  • Use cleaning materials that are as environmentally friendly as possible.

  • Only use licensed and appropriate organizations’ to dispose of waste.

Community

We work alongside our own Parklane foundation, founded by our owners. Over the years the Parklane Foundation has grown and we’ve been very privileged to help those that are disadvantaged or less fortunate than ourselves. We’re proud of how we’re able to provide some people with a means to improve their lives in some way. Here’s some of the charity work we’re currently working on and we hope we can provide this support for many years to come.

THE PRINCE’S TRUST

In summer 2017, The Parklane Foundation became patrons of The Prince’s Trust. We’re proud to support this charity and to help young people have a better start in life.

LEEDS EDUCATION

Working with Leeds universities and Leeds Grammar School, we help underprivileged students and refugees through a scholarship programme so they can get the best education possible. We also provide bursaries to give people the opportunity to have a private education. Everyone deserves a good start in life and we hope this helps gives underprivileged young people the platform to get a good education.

MALAWI

The Parklane Foundation has done a lot of work in Malawi over the years. The family moved to the UK from Malawi in 1976 but always wanted to help those who were less fortunate and they’ve been able to do this in several ways. From housing project donations to providing several villages, and thousands of people, with clean drinking water, The Parklane Foundation is passionate about creating a better life for those living in poverty in Malawi.

CANDLELIGHTERS

Roomzzz Ltd donates a 100 room nights a year to families dealing with childhood cancer. 

Monitoring and improvement

We will:

  • Comply with all relevant regulatory requirements.

  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance.

  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.

  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.

  • Increase employee awareness through training.

  • Review this policy and any related business issues at monthly management meetings.

Culture

We will:

  • Update this policy at least once annually in consultation with staff and other stakeholders where necessary.

  • Provide staff with relevant environmental training.

  • Work with suppliers, contractors and subcontractors to improve their environmental performance.

  • Use local labour and materials where available to reduce CO2 and help the community.


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 | Samantha Clamp
 | UK Operations Manager
 | Date: 05 March 2020