Environmental Policy 

Last Reviewed : 29/08/2019
Next Review : 29/11/2019

Mission statement

Midas Mead recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact. We realise that this extends to more than just reducing a carbon footprint and includes the way we operate as a business as well as the sustainability of the products we supply. 


Hamish Murray is responsible for ensuring that the environmental policy is implemented. 

Policy aims

We endeavour to:

  • Comply with all relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Improve and reduce environmental impacts.
  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.
  • Be a Carbon Sink every year.


  • We seek to plant enough trees each year to become a carbon sink.
  • Trees planted on the land this year: 300+ 
  • Trees to be planted the remainder of the year: ~300
  • Carbon Storage Exceeds Output: Yes

Energy and water

  • We seek to reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible.
  • Lights are switched off when not in use and natural light favoured at all times.
  • We do not heat the meadery instead heat only the mead to reduce the impact .
  • The carbon footprint of new products are taken into account when purchasing.

Office supplies

  • We will evaluate if the need can be met in another way.
  • We evaluate alternative options before purchasing equipment.
  • We evaluate the environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase.
  • We favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible – see our wicker hampers, higher cost but greener.
  • We reuse and recycle everything we are able to – our miniatures are packaged in waste packaging of other companies.


  • We favour the use of low-travel alternatives such as e-mail or video meetings.

Maintenance and cleaning

  • Cleaning materials used will be as environmentally friendly as possible – our sterilising solution is self neutralising in water.
  • Any refurbishment will be as environmentally friendly as possible – reusing old desks and bookcases.

Local Community

  • We actively source products locally, to reduce the CO2 in travelled miles.
  • We source labour as locally as possible, to support the community and reduce the impact our needs may have.