E12: Environmental & Social Policy

Outreach Rescue Medic Skills (ORMS) recognises and accepts its responsibilities for environmental matters. All Directors are committed to full compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and regard compliance as a minimum standard. In addition the company will aim to comply with the practices and procedures outlined in BS7750/ISO 14001 and the directives of COSHH, The Montreal Protocol and other relevant guidance.

ORMS will so far as is reasonably practicable, maintain a high standard of environmental practices and will in particular:-

  1. Adopt and aim to apply the principles of “sustained development” – that is, development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the abilities of future generations to meet their own needs.
  2. Notwithstanding, the minimal effects of the operation of a knowledge based service the company will seek to improve its environmental performance continuously.
  3. Foster the commitment of all management and staff to improving the environmental performance of the business locally within the community, nationally and internationally.
  4. Assist our clients to use our services in an environmentally sensitive way by promoting new learning technologies; thus reducing unnecessary travel and its subsequent detrimental effect on the environment.
  5. Aim to minimise the use of all materials, supplies and energy including recycling of printer cartridges, paper and the use of energy saving light bulbs in our offices. Wherever possible we will use renewable or recyclable materials and components. e.g. Promoting car-pooling, promotion of paperless/renewable handouts on training events and customer information.
  6. Adopt an environmentally sound transport strategy including well-maintained vehicles and the maximum use of car sharing during our operations.
  7. Assess annually the environmental impact of all our operations past, current and future.
  8. Expect similar environmental standards from all third parties involved with our business.
  9. Strive to adopt the highest available environmental standards in all countries of operation.