Protàgo are concerned in physical print security and processing. We recognise that our operations can influence the environment and we wish to minimise the potentially harmful effects of such activity wherever and whenever possible. We also recognise that good environmental management must be an integral and fundamental part of our corporate business strategy.
Our policy is to meet or exceed all environmental regulations, laws and codes of practice. We are committed to the prevention of pollution and to minimising the impact of our operations on the environment; this environmental policy is the company’s statement of environmental goals which outline our commitment to continual environmental improvement.
To be successful, the environmental policy statement needs to be company- wide and therefore commitment is required from the whole workforce. The Head of Compliance has specific responsibility for the policy development, coordination and evaluation of performance. Line managers have an important role to play in helping employees to understand and implement the relevant aspects of this policy in their day to day work through the regular communication of objectives, action plans and achievements.
We will use environmentally safe and sustainable energy sources to meet our needs.
Wewill improve our environmental performance by conserving energy, water, wood, paper, cardboard and other resources, particularly those which are scarce or non-renewable, through efficient use and careful planning, while still providing a safe and comfortable working environment.
We will promote recycling and the use of recycled and refurbished products and materials where such alternatives are economical and suitable, while reducing consumption of materials wherever possible.
We will work with our suppliers to ensure that they recognise and reduce the environmental impact of their products and transportation through a quality purchasing policy.
We will monitor relevant discharges and emissions in the air, land and water to assess what action is necessary to reduce the pollution or risk of pollution.
We include environmental issues in all company training programs and encourage the implementation by all company staff of sound environmental practices. The necessary personnel and financial resources will be allocated to assist the company in meeting its environmental objectives. In addition, the company will maintain levels of environmental awareness throughout its workforce.
The policy will be reviewed annually during a management review and, if necessary, revised to reflect the latest developments. We will conduct an annual self-evaluation of our performance in implementing these principles and in complying with all applicable laws, regulations and other requirements.
This policy is mandatory. It is implemented through a documented management system designed to comply with the requirements of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.