UK Chinese Women Connect Association (UKCWC) acknowledges its responsibility to, and the commercial advantages of, maintaining a sound environment within its broader scope of advancing the cause of bringing women in the Chinese community together to reduce the sense of isolation and loneliness, as well as to achieve racial harmony.
We recognise the importance no matter how small the impact of our activities on the environment and that there is a need to constantly consider ways in which we can conserve energy and minimise waste in all activities that we undertake. The environmental policy provides the framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets.
This policy is communicated to all colleagues (employees, volunteers, trustees, secondees, students, etc.).
UKCWC actively acknowledges our responsibility to protect the environment in all areas of our work, from the projects and campaigns we select, to our actions within venues we use, as well as printing on FSC recycled paper. Specifically, we remain committed to reducing our impact upon the environment in the following ways:
It is our policy to work with our colleagues and suppliers to ensure that all waste is disposed of in line with legal and environmental requirements.
Recycling and use of Recycling Materials
To utilise, and promote the use of, recycled materials whenever possible, ensuring that materials are disposed of in an environmentally safe manner at the end of their useful life.
To manage electricity, water and gas supplies to ensure minimum consumption through energy efficient initiatives. It is our policy to make efficient use of natural light within the venues we use and to conserve energy by adopting an ‘only turn on when using’ approach to equipment. We also endeavour to screen suppliers to ensure that materials provided by third parties adhere to green credentials.
We also seek out opportunities where we can use our position in the UK to raise awareness of energy conservation to our stakeholders.
Environmental Management Awareness
To raise and maintain a high level of understanding of, and participation in, environmental best practices by colleagues and suppliers.
UKCWC is committed to and ensures the continual improvement and the prevention of pollution and will remain committed to this objective.
UKCWC’s environmental policy complies with the ISO 14001:2015 standard. We are committed to compliance with applicable legal and with other requirements to which UKCWC subscribes that relate to our impact on the environment and our environmental aspects.