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