Sustainability


Our Environmental & Sustainability Policy

ISO 14001 Standards

ISO 14001 Commitment &
Our Commitment To Sustainability


Electricity

Reduce overall TDM consumption of electricity by 10% over 2 years
- proportionate to business turnover.

Carbon Emissions

Reduce overall TDM carbon
emissions by reducing car mileage by 10% over 2 years
- proportionate to staff numbers.

Energy Wastage

Keep energy wastage to a minimum and turn off equipment when not in actual use.

Waste Disposal

Meet with all waste disposal
regulations including The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) regulations.

Recycling

Recycle all waste paper.

Environmental Policy


TDM is committed to sustainable development and it is at the core of our business. We understand the pivotal position business and learning organisations have in supporting agendas for sustainable development to allow future generations to prosper and our responsibility to protect and manage resources to enable them to do so. We have a duty of care to those persons less fortunate than ourselves and we should not allow our actions to cause detriment to others, either directly or indirectly by reckless procurement and poorly conceived business strategies.

We take our company’s impact on the environment very seriously, and we reduce our impact on the environment by preventing pollution, encouraging employees to consider the environmental consequences of their actions, implementing procedures, measures and policies that protect and preserve the environment, promoting environmental awareness among our suppliers, sourcing supplies locally where possible and disposing of waste according to legislative requirements.

Sustainability Policy


To promote sustainable development in all aspects of TDM’s business and become an exemplar organisation in the way we are committed to the sustainable growth of both our staff and our clients businesses, looking at sustainability in a holistic way that embraces economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainability.”

We aim to meet sustainability policies and agendas at international, national, regional / sector and local levels:

International Level

• 350 campaign
• Kyoto Protocol on climate change
• EU Sustainable Development Strategy

National Level

• Brundtland Commission (‘Our Common Future’) 1987
• Climate Change bill (Government targets to reduce CO2 emissions by 34% by 2020)
• Stern Review on Climate Change
• Procuring the future (2006)
• ’Securing the future’ (2005) National Strategy for sustainable development

Regional/Sector Level

• ESF Guidance Manual for Cross Cutting Themes section 2.34
• Schedule 12 of DWP Strategy for Sustainable procurement (2007)
• ‘From Here to Sustainability’ LSC Sustainable Development Strategy 2005

Local Level

• Bewdley Transition Town Group agendas