This section details the areas where, by careful control, Nexus Alpha is able to limit its impact on the environment. Our area of business is largely in the supply of technology solutions to public transport operators. These systems are used for information distribution to customers in order to improve customer use and perception of public transport.
General Statement of Policy
Nexus Alpha Ltd has a general policy of limiting and, where appropriate, minimising the environmental impact associated with our standard trading. This is broadly achieved by adhering to guidelines regarding the following:
- Power Consumption
- The Use of Personal / Company Vehicles vs Public Transport
- Purchase of Environmentally Friendly Equipment
- Disposal of General Waste
- Supplier Assessment
It is the job of everybody at Nexus Alpha to assist in the promotion and pursuit of these objectives.
The following areas are identified specifically as part of this environmental policy.
1 Paper Use and Recycling
Printing documents should be avoided where possible. In general computer back-ups are adequate.
Scrap paper should be retained for re-use or collected for recycling.
Paper recycling should be implemented wherever practicable.
2 Power Consumption
Lighting should be controlled, and equipment that does not have to remain on 24 hours a day should generally be turned off when the offices are unstaffed.
3 The Use of Public Transport
Wherever practical, public transport should be used as an alternative to using either a personal or company/hired vehicle. Environmentally, rail is the most efficient and frequently the fastest form of public transport.
4 Purchase of Environmentally Friendly Equipment
Computer systems and printers with low power should be chosen where possible. Low power lighting should be used where appropriate and care is taken in programming the office heating to reduce wasted energy.
5 Disposal of Functional Computer Hardware
Where systems are disposed of that remain functional they should first be offered to one of the computer refurbishment organisations such as CyberArk (01634 409712).
6 Disposal of Other Computer Hardware and Any Hazardous Waste
Any waste deemed hazardous or likely to contain hazardous materials, including all batteries, must be disposed of through a recycling facility. Such waste is collected at Ashford House and should be taken to:
MDJ Light Brothers (www.lightbros.co.uk)
Nexus Alpha Ltd is registered with The Environment Agency: Reg No: NCF852. This code is required for any such disposal.
7 Disposal of General Waste
This should always be carried out in line with the policy of the appropriate council body that manages waste disposal at our office sites. Council collections are preferred or, where needed, only licensed contractors are to be used for waste disposal.
Packaging should be re-used wherever appropriate.
9 Supplier Assessment
New suppliers that we choose to work with should be asked for their general policy statement on the environment.