Environmental Policy

environmental policy.

Revo recognises environmental protection as one of its guiding principles and a key component of sound business performance. We are committed to providing a quality service in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and minimises our potential impact on the environment. We will operate in compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and will strive to use pollution prevention and environmental best practice in all we do.

We will:

  • Integrate the consideration of environmental concerns and impacts into all of our decision-making and activities and will highlight this throughout our supply chain.
  • Promote environmental awareness among our Employees and encourage them to work in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • Train, educate and inform our Employees about environmental issues that may affect their work.
  • Reduce waste through re-use, recycling and by purchasing recycled, recyclable or re-furbished products and materials where these alternatives are available, economical and suitable.
  • Promote efficient use of materials and resources throughout our operations including water, electricity, raw materials and other resources, particularly those that are non renewable.
  • Avoid unnecessary use of hazardous materials and products, seek substitutions when feasible and take all reasonable steps to protect human health and the environment when such materials must be used, stored and disposed of.
  • Purchase and use environmentally responsible products that have been selected based on criteria including low toxicity or environmental hazard, durability, use of recycled materials, reduced energy and/or water consumption, reduced packaging and ability to be recycled, refilled or refurbished at end of life.
  • Where required by legislation or where significant health, safety or environmental hazards exist, develop and maintain appropriate emergency and spill response programs.
  • Regularly communicate our environmental program to our clients, customers and the public and encourage them to support it.
  • Strive to continually improve our environmental performance by periodically reviewing our environmental policy in light of our current and planned future activities.

Revo recognises that the Control of Pollution Act; Duty of Care Regulations give them responsibility for all of their waste until its final disposal. This requires the prevention of uncontrolled releases of material (e.g. prevent leaks of diesel from tanks by using bunds).

Any hazardous waste such as asbestos cement must be disposed of according to the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 and the consignment note procedure followed.

Revo will only use disposal facilities where the level of operational control and environmental compliance is deemed to be of a suitable level and represents responsible waste management.

Revo will ensure that vehicles and equipment used are well maintained, clean and are always operated within legal limits, taking advantage wherever possible of engineering modifications to reduce pollution and emissions to save unnecessary consumption of energy. Revo operates a continual training programme to ensure that staff keep up-to-date on the safe handling and disposal of all types of waste including difficult and dangerous wastes.

Revo will ensure that all transportation and the disposal of waste is covered by the appropriate documentation to ensure that the Duty of Care (Section 34) of The Environmental Protection Act 1990 is fully complied with, regarding Controlled Waste Transfer Notes and waste descriptions. Revo will ensure that every effort is made to police the compliance of third parties within this legislation.

Revo co-operates with, and assists to the best of its ability, officers of the Waste Regulatory Authorities in the exercising of their duties.

Revo has a policy of compliance with the Codes of Practice and Guidance published by ESA Subcontractors in the promotion of high environmental standards for the waste industry.

Revo requires staff to advise senior management of any concerns they may have regarding poor practice by a Waste Disposal Subcontractor, whether a NAWDC member or a non-member, or about any acts by a NAWDC member which might be detrimental to the environment.

Revo constantly updates its knowledge and ability to satisfy the increasing need to obtain positive benefits from the volumes of material which come under Revo’s control, which means that the issue of recycling, waste minimisation, waste to energy and the most environmentally- appropriate disposal options are continually assessed and reviewed.

I have particular responsibility for health, safety, welfare and environmental policies and should be made aware of any difficulty in the implementation of this policy.

Phil Basford, Managing Director,

Revo Ltd