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Other environmental impacts


As a responsible business, we proactively manage other environmental risks and impacts.

This perspective looks at how we interacted with the environment during 2015/16:

  • Around 93% of employees at 31 March 2016 working to certified ISO 14001 environmental management systems; 100% of our material operations are now covered by our certification.
  • Around 95% of our waste was recycled in 2015/16; an increase from 88% the previous year.
  • We consumed around 1.5 million cubic metres of water, up from 0.85 million last year.
As part of our commitment to protect and enhance natural resources, we have developed a tool to recognise and enhance the value of the natural capital across our landholdings, for the benefit of the business, our neighbours and stakeholders. We are also committed to complying with section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act – “Conflict Mineral Rule” – through our policy of not using products containing conflict minerals. 
 
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We have to find ways of conserving natural resources, using less, recycling what we use, and further reduce our greenhouse gas emissions