Sustainability

Mission statement:

Velator Quay recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements.

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods, with regular review points.

We will encourage customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.

We will work with external partners to utilize our recycling policy to realize best possible impact on the industry as a whole

Policy aims

We endeavor to:

Comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements.

Continually improve and monitor sustainability and environmental performance.

Continually improve sustainability and reduce environmental impact.

Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions in order to reduce impact and improve sustainability.

Increase employee awareness through training and development opportunities.

Paper and Card 

We will minimize the use of paper and card.

We will reduce packaging as much as possible.

We will seek to buy recycled and recyclable paper products.

We will reuse and recycle all paper where possible.

Energy and water

We will seek to reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible.

Lights and electrical equipment will be switched off when not in use.

Heating will be adjusted with energy consumption in mind.

The energy consumption and efficiency of new products will be taken into account when purchasing.

Plastic

We will minimize the use of plastic where possible.

We will reduce packaging as much as possible.

We will seek to buy recycled and recyclable plastic products.

We will reuse and recycle all plastic where possible.

We will actively pursue a plastic free policy where possible and seek to replace single use plastic with sustainable alternatives The Quay Suppliers

We will favor more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible.

We will reuse and recycle everything we are able to.

Transportation

We will reduce the need to travel, restricting to necessity trips only.

We will promote the use of environmentally friendly travel alternatives by having a cycle rack/ buggy storage area.

We will make additional efforts to accommodate the needs of those using public transport or bicycles.

We will favour ‘green’ vehicles and maintain them rigorously to ensure ongoing efficiency.

Maintenance and cleaning Cleaning materials used will be as environmentally friendly as possible.

Materials used in café/ soft play area refurbishment will be as environmentally friendly as possible.

We will only use licensed and appropriate organization’s to dispose of waste.