Wildlands

Environmental Reporting

Wildlands Environmental Policy

Wildland Consultants Ltd is committed to protection of the environment, pollution prevention, and minimising our environmental footprint. The environmental efficiency of our operations has been honed to the extent that we act as a working example of an environmentally-friendly consultancy, and have won an award from the Sustainable Business Network for our sustainable business practices. We will continue to achieve efficiency and a reduced footprint through actions, such as: 

Responsibilities of Staff:

  • Compliance with all relevant statutory consents, local and regional government bylaws, and other relevant legistlation.
  • Encourage employees to participate in community-based restoration projects.
  • Minimising the use and waste of materials.
  • Minimising the use and wastage of energy.
  • Reusing, recycling, and the use of renewable products wherever practicable.
  • Where practicable, buying second-hand products.
  • Upgrading equipment and materials to more energy-and fuel-efficient products.
  • Encouraging the use of walking and cycling.
  • Recycling of organic waste.
  • Ensuring that all agrichemical storage, transport, and use is undertaken as per current legislation/best practice.
  • Maintaining and adhering to our Wildlands Biosecurity Policy.
  • Encouraging supplier and sub-contractors to adopt our environmental policy.
  • Continual review and improvement of our EMS to enhance environmental performance.

       W.B. Shaw
       Director

       S.M. Beadel
       Director

Wildlands Health and Safety Policy

Wildland Consultants Ltd is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for the safety and health of our employees and other persons in our place of work.

Health and safety is EVERYONE's business and every employee is expected to share in our commitment to avoid the risk of accidents or incidents which may cause personal injury, property damage, or loss of any kind.

EVERY EMPLOYEE IS EXPECTED to act safely at all times to ensure their own welfare and that of their fellow employees and others in their place of work.

Responsibilities of Staff:

  • Comply with all health and safety legislation and related regulations, codes of practice, standard operating procedures, and this plan.
  • Comply with all company health and safety procedures, practices, and rules.
  • Not engage in any workplace activities that endanger themselves or others.
  • Always use protective equipment and safe work practices.
  • Immediately report any new hazards observed in the work place.
  • Promote good health and safety culture within the work place.

Responsibilities of Company Management:

  • Directors have overall responsibility for health and safety.
  • Comply with all health and safety legislation and related regulations, codes of practice, and standard operating procedures.
  • Record and report all accidents, incidents, and related information accurately.
  • Provide resources to enable the elimination or minimisation of identified hazards.
  • Provide training and proper equipment to ensure employees are competent and suitably equipped to carry out their jobs safely.
  • Implement systems and procedures to document safe work policies and practices.
  • Manage health and safety through staff meetings and other face-to-face communication, to encourage staff to contribute to and participate in the identification and management of workplace hazards.
  • Make continuous improvements in health and safety management.
  • Undertake annual self-assessment audits of health and safety.
  • Manage timely rehabilitation, preferably at work, of injured employees, in an open and consultative manner.
  • Consult and support staff and any nominated representative on health and safety participation and management.

We are all potentially liable under the Health and Safety at Work Act (2015), and therefore we need to ensure that this liability is minimised.

Team leaders and site managers/administrators are directly responsible for the health and safety of staff on their team or site.

This policy is reviewed annually or when required by the Health and Safety Manager and Company Directors.

       W.B. Shaw
       Director

       S.M. Beadel
       Director

Environmental objectives and targets

Once a year we refresh our environmental objectives and targets, using our certified Environmental Management System. These are based on our environmental aspects and impacts. Check out our current projects and associated target dates.

Environmental Reporting

Wildlands aims to accurately measure, record and monitor our environmental performance, in relation to the objectives and targets we have set, as well as other areas where there may be potential to improve.  Progress is tracked using systems appropriate to each component:

  • Transport
  • Electricity
  • Office and hardware
  • Waste


General Environmental Reporting April 2016-March 2017

 

Enviro-Mark Platinum®

Wildlands Auckland have met the Enviro-Mark certification programme requirements at the Enviro-Mark Platinum level.

Carbon Neutral

Wildlands is committed to minimising our environmental footprint. Improvement of our footprint is a long-standing work in progress. We are currently certified as carbon neutral. This has been in place since 1 April 2016. We achieve efficiency and a reduced footprint though actions guided by our Environmental Policy, such as:

  • Minimising the use and waste of materials.
  • Minimising the use and wastage of energy.
  • Reusing, recycling, and use of renewable products wherever practicable.
  • Where practicable, buying second-hand products.
  • Upgrading equipment and materials to more energy- and fuel-efficient products.
  • Encouraging the use of walking and cycling.
  • Recycling of organic waste.
  • Using vehicles in an efficient manner.

Some examples of successful programmes we have run are as follows:

  • Certified as Carbon Neutral.
  • Certified to Enviro-Mark® Platinum level.
  • Reviewing and updating our environmental strategy ensuring it is realistic and achievable.
  • Reviewing and updating our existing waste and recycling procedures which ensured we were segregating our waste and recycling into the correct categories. This effectively reduced the amount of waste going to landfill.
  • Composting was also reviewed and a worm farm implemented.
  • Installed an office bicycle for use ‘around town’ to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Implementing UV resistant shirts for working outdoors.  These prolong the life of the shirt reducing frequency of replacements required.
  • Upgrading of fleet to more energy efficient vehicles.
  • Installing low energy lightbulbs to reduce energy consumption.

 

 

 

Disclosure

Wildlands has not received any regulatory fines or penalties.