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6.Seasonal calendar……Wealth ranking and other forms of ranking for decision-making 7.Daily schedules…….Joint identification of issues and possible solutions Here are sample suggestions to support key guidelines set: Avoiding face-to-face meetings where possible – instead opt to use technology to communicate. Encourage the use of public transport among staff. Arrange carpools for staff. Contributing to carbon emission schemes when making travel arrangements.
Setting photocopiers and faxes to print double sided by default. Using recycled paper when buying office supplies. Identifying ways in which office waste can be reduced. Join schemes for recycling office toner and computer equipment rather than just throwing it away. When purchasing new equipment, ensuring that it is energy efficient. Purchasing your electricity from suppliers with good environmental performance levels. Ensure that when you buy supplies you can be sure the supplier is adhering to a sustainability policy. STRATEGIES Source: When creating a policy it is best to include appropriate strategies at all stages of work for minimising resource use, reducing toxic material and hazardous chemical use, and employing life cycle management approaches. While you are planning, consider including strategies that will assist in engaging stakeholders in the initiative. Strategies could include: Promotional activities Awareness campaigns Staff training on sustainability principles and techniques. The sustainability policy should briefly outline the policies that your organisation should put in place to: Minimise use of resources Reduce the use of toxic material and hazardous chemical Employ life cycle management approaches. Organisations that are fully committed to environmental performance often place these on their website, so you may find it useful to read one or two to get an idea of what you should place in your own. Your principles should outline: 1.The governing principles on which your organisation’s overall system is based. 2.How sustainability will be integrated in the business practices. 3.An obligation to adhere to all relevant legislation and regulations. 4.How the organisation communicates the importance of sustainability, and actively communicates its progress to all staff. 5.The importance of minimising environmental impact. 6.A guideline to show importance of the policy and how it will be communicated to everyone concerned. 7.The regular review of the policy and a commitment to continual improvement. Looking at your current organisation or any organisation you know, write a list of activities you observe that move towards the direction of sustainability. Then write a list of activities that might not support sustainability.
WHAT IS POLICY?

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