C360 Environmental Policy

Introduction

 

Community360 (C360) is an independent charity that aims to inspire and enable social action to improve people’s quality of life. We have a strong track record of bringing people together, developing innovative approaches, and of delivering improved outcomes.

Our vision, mission and values

Our vision is for thriving local communities. Our mission is to: inspire and enable local community action to improve quality of life. The values by which we work are:

  • Leadership: we seek to provide passionate, intelligent leadership for our communities
  • Collaboration: we maximise our impact by building partnerships to work with communities
  • Honesty: we maintain a reputation for integrity and trust
  • Creativity: we are open-minded, we challenge how things are done and develop new approaches
  • Inclusiveness: we seek to involve everyone, are friendly and caring
  • Excellence: we value quality in everything we do

We recognise the importance of leading on our mission by playing our part to seek a better quality of life by reducing our own impacts on the environment, and by leading others to do the same.

To ensure we continue to move closer to meeting our Mission, our aims are to:

  • Comply with all relevant legislation and regulations
  • Reduce wastage by using our own resources efficiently, reducing wasted materials and energy
  • Raise awareness of the environmental effects of our activities amongst staff, volunteers and partners at all levels, encouraging participation through example, education and training
  • Demonstrate our commitment to best practice by where possible using contractors and suppliers whose environmental policies reflect the standard we expect
  • Consider the effects that our operations may have on the local community
  • Encourage continual improvement by assessing the environmental risks of our decisions
  • Work in partnership with other agencies and groups to positively impact on local environmental projects

C360 seeks to play a positive role in championing good environmental practice and to promote good practice to our members and beyond.  To this end, we will:

  • C360 will foster environmental awareness and understanding in all employees, volunteers, suppliers, customers, subcontractors and other stakeholders.
  • Share our policy with our community
  • Work with our community to advise and encourage them on good environmental practice

What we have achieved already:

  • New buses purchased or leased are Euro6 standard with a commitment that older vehicle are phased out
  • Replaced lighting to be more energy efficient
  • Recycling of paper, cartridges and IT equipment
  • Reduction of printed material produced by moving from for example, printed newsletters shared by post to electronic newsletters shared by internet
  • Reduction of the number of letters produced and posted by moving communications to email where possible
  • Encouraging staff to produce printed materials more thoughtfully by limiting the storage space available to individuals
  • Redesigning our working environment to more efficiently use the space available to us
  • The purchase of second hand office furniture when and where possible
  • The reduction in use of single use disposable plastic at our Winsley’s House base by providing crockery and glasses for drinks consumption
  • Repairing/re-using equipment wherever possible

We will implement this policy by sharing it with all current staff, volunteers and Board members and by including it as part of our induction programme.  We will regularly review the policy and its implementation and update it accordingly.