The environment in which we work and live has never been subjected to as much change as it is now experiencing. Population growth, use of finite resources and greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are taking their toll in many ways not least of all through climate change and pollution. It is often the poorest and most vulnerable communities who are hardest hit by climate change, although in recent times we’ve seen some extreme conditions here at home too. World temperatures continue to rise as greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere increase and pollution through waste generation continues.
Celsus Group is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our operations and will ensure that all is done to mitigate climate change and the adverse impact this has on the world. We are committed to complying with applicable legislation in all the jurisdictions where it operates and will share achievements with all stakeholders in and outside the organisation.
Celsus Group is a professional services organisation in the UK that supplies temporary staff to the National Health Service. We provide services rather than goods and, as such, transportation and distribution of goods are not relevant to our organisation.
Celsus Group policy statement on carbon emissions is:
There is strong consensus within the scientific community that climate change is occurring and is caused by human activity. Celsus Group is therefore taking steps to reduce its own carbon emissions. This makes good sense environmentally and economically.
Purpose and aim
It is our aim to ensure our environmental commitments become an integral part of our day-to-day activities, that we seek ways to continually improve our environmental performance and operate in a responsible manner including reducing waste and making reductions in our carbon emissions from heat, power, and travel.
Celsus Group will ensure it operates within all environmental, legal, and other requirements as imposed by EU and UK law and best practice.
The aim of this policy is for Celsus Group to control its impact on the environment through the following objectives:
Minimise our contribution to pollution by reducing our carbon emissions and waste together with recycling, reusing, and reducing wherever possible
Assess the adverse effects our operations/partnerships may have on the environment and seek ways to minimise them
Introduce into our procurement practice supplier selection criteria based on a minimum environmental standard
Promote environmental awareness to all stakeholders including the induction of new staff and volunteers
We will achieve the objectives through the following activities:
Move to agile working that has resulted in reduction of company business travel and, especially, commuting.
Ensuring that our buildings are operated in such a manner so to optimise use and reduce emissions through control of heat and power
Reducing waste through control of packaging for bought in goods
Recycling all appropriate waste such as paper, card, metals, and plastics
Reducing our use of plastics
Ensuring that the induction process for new starters contains information about this policy and obligations to adhere to it
Challenging behaviour of colleagues who act in a manner contrary to this policy
Implementing a central reporting mechanism to allow senior management to be informed about environmental issues within the organisation and achievements made in mitigating the overall environmental impact
Expanding the availability and use of new technologies to allow for changes in behaviour particularly around travel, e.g., greater use of video conferencing and expand the ‘virtualisation’ of IT systems
Including in supplier selection and review criteria minimum environmental standards expected of current and future suppliers for bought in goods and services
Providing quarterly reports for each business unit showing carbon emissions generated from electricity, gas, and travel
All of our people are responsible for complying with this policy and supporting our efforts to minimise our impact on the environment.
Management and all those in a supervisory role have the responsibility for implementing the policy within their areas of responsibility and should ensure that environmental issues are given adequate consideration in the planning and execution of our operations and services.
Laws and regulations
We will ensure we operate within all environmental, legal, and other requirements as imposed by EU and UK law and best practice. This policy can be shared with external stakeholders.
Where applicable, Celsus Group will comply with commissioners’ environmental/carbon reduction polices and infinitives.
Review and maintenance
This policy was reviewed in April 2023. It is next scheduled for review in April 2025, but will be updated earlier as required.