Established in 1998, Speed Medical is a leading provider of medical reports and associated rehabilitation services to the legal profession and insurance market. Producing over 90,000 medical reports a year and with over 145 members of staff, we are committed to minimising the impact of our daily operational activities on the environment. Throughout our business we will:
1.) Meet or exceed all environment legislation that relates to the Company.
2.) Minimise waste by:
i. Accepting that although paper is still necessary for business use, we will aim to ensure that only critical documents are printed.
ii. Ensuring that all waste paper is shredded and recycled through our contracted paper disposal company.
iii. Recycling all used printer toners, and in turn, use previously recycled toners.
iv. Evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible, utilising technology to further reduce any operational waste.
v. Actively promote the recycling of waste both internally and amongst customers and suppliers where possible.
3.) Improve our environmental performance by:
i. Implementing a training program for all staff to raise awareness of environmental issues and enlist their support in improving the Company’s performance.
ii. Measuring our impact on the environment and setting targets for on-going improvement.
iii. Conducting the majority of the business electronically via email and system links to reduce the need to print letters and produce waste.
iv. Raising awareness, encouraging participation and training employees in environmental matters.
v. Reducing the amount of energy we consume through the introduction of energy saving schemes.
4.) Utilise the best technology to facilitate the most convenient appointments for clients, in order to reduce travel distances and lower emissions.
5.) Deliver our service using home-help solutions where possible, so that people don’t have to travel to appointments unnecessarily.
6.) Communicate all environmental aims and objectives to employees and external stakeholders.
This policy is the basis for our on-going environmental focus and will be used to measure and support any activities that are undertaken in order to reduce our operational impact.