We recognise that our operations have a local, regional and global effect and we are committed to continuous improvements in environmental performance. Based on this conviction, Shared Interest created an Environment Team in 2008, to act as internal ‘champions’ and support colleagues’ engagement with these issues. As members of World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO), we follow their 10 Principles of Fair Trade, which include Principle 10 ‘Respect for the Environment’.
We put this into practice through the application of our ‘Green Policy’ (see Appendix 8), which includes purchasing and event checklists. The Environment Team oversees this policy, and its use. Our ‘Green Policy’ (Appendix 8) includes our Environmental Action Plan, which is split into five sections, and illustrated below with an example of how we have taken action this year.
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