Environmental statement

We recognise that our operations have an impact on the environment and we're committed to doing all we can to minimise the pollution we generate and to continually improve our environmental performance

As a minimum standard, West Sussex Mind will comply with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and approved codes of practice. We will refer to recommended best practice concerning environmental impact to inform our actions and have regard to environmentally protective factors throughout our development of the organisation.

We will work to protect the environment by:

  • promoting and practising water and energy-saving behaviour and using water and energy efficient equipment
  • reducing our waste production and disposing of waste in a responsible manner. Where possible we will recycle materials including:
  1. paper
  2. electrical items
  3. printer cartridges
  4. plastic and other general items
  5. maximising the use of reused, reusable, recycled and recyclable materials.
  6. sourcing local goods and materials where possible.
  • using technology to reduce waste
  • organising our business to avoid travel wherever possible, for example, using telephone or video conferencing
  • encouraging modes of transport that minimise environmental impact (we also have a car user policy)
  • providing training or guidance to staff, volunteers and people who use our services to ensure compliance with this policy and to contribute to the development of an environmentally-aware culture
  • continue to look at ways to reduce our environmental impact as an organisation and support our staff and service users to implement any new ideas for this.

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