Adopted 1st January 2007
We recognise the importance of environmental considerations in operating the business. As a responsible organisation, we seek to follow in all areas of our activities, policies that recognise this. It is considered that with best practices observed, timber and wood products are the ultimate sustainable and recyclable materials, requiring low energy consumption to process and being thermally efficient in use.
Where possible we will purchase timber products independently certified as coming from well-managed forests by organisations such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
Where certified product is not available, Wraysbury Boathouse is committed to sourcing materials from suppliers who are operating within the laws of their own country. Third party verification is sought in areas where governance is weak.
Wraysbury Boathouse aims to adopt environmental standards at least equal to legal requirements and to integrate environmental considerations into its decision making in such areas as transport, energy usage, treatment plants, waste disposal and health and safety requirements.
When making investment decisions Wraysbury Boathouse uses energy efficient options for lighting, heating and ventilation and will train staff to minimise energy use.
We will seek to minimise the use of packaging material and to recycle discarded packaging material and paper where it is practical to do so.