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The Independents Hotel Reservations Ltd

Windsor Farm, Capland, Hatch Beauchamp,

Taunton, Somerset, TA3 6TR

Tel: 01823 481 414

UK Company Number: 07422718

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Environmental Policy

Introduction


The Independents Hotel Reservations Ltd (The Independents) operates from their offices just outside Taunton.  We provide hotel bookings services to the corporate market.  We recognise that whilst our operations result in minimal emissions to air and water, and the generation of waste; it is our aim to comply with relevant legislation and other requirements and operate in an environmentally responsible manner.  This policy describes how we will achieve our aim.

Responsibility


This environmental policy applies to all of our operations including management, office services and procurement.  The Managing Director is responsible for ensuring that the policy is implemented.  However, all employees have a responsibility in their area to ensure that the aims and objectives of the policy are met.

Resources


We will ensure that resources are available to enable us to achieve our objectives and targets.

Objectives


We aim to:

reduce the amount of printed material

recycle spent ink cartridges

reduce the amount of fax confirmations sent

inform all stakeholders of our commitment to operate in an environmentally responsible manner

increase the amount of energy saving / efficient computer equipment

Targets


To achieve our aims, we have set ourselves the following targets:

Implement a "Is it really needed" philosophy into the organization and promote the use of scanners and virtual printing to pdf. This will be achieved through training and staff familiarisation.  Timescale: Ongoing

Continue to return spent ink cartridges to our supplier for recycling.  Timescale: Ongoing

Publish and update our policy and commitment on our website.  Timescale: Ongoing

Ensure that wherever possible, replacement electrical computer goods and other electrical items are energy efficient.  Timescale: Ongoing

Monitoring and auditing


Progress against these objectives will be monitored through quarterly management meetings.

Communication


This environmental policy is available on request. If you wish to obtain a copy or would like to discuss our progress against our objectives, please telephone us on 01823 481 414.

Carbon Footprint


We will calculate our carbon footprint annually.

Review and Declaration


This policy will be reviewed annually and updated / amended as required.

Corporate Hotel Booking Agent

Environmental Policy