PCL is committed to these issues and is pro-active in promoting awareness amongst its employees, customers, and the wider general public
As a member of the recycle-more organization, PCL is dedicated to finding ways in which it can minimize the company’s impact on the environment. As such, PCL continually monitors its procedures, adheres to all relevant regulations, and uses its expertise to raise awareness of health & safety and environmental issues.
In line with WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, PCL ensures that all hazardous waste is disposed of responsibly, separating general business waste from material that can be recycled. PCL works in partnership with TNT to transport waste to council approved sites.
PCL monitors its operations in order to maximize energy savings wherever possible. For matters relating to compressed air, PCL follows advice provided by the BCAS (British Compressed Air Society). This involves eliminating inappropriate use of compressed air, monitoring supplies and costs, and making careful checks of compressor specifications.
As a partner of campaign group TyreSafe, PCL helps promote tire safety amongst consumers. PCL was the first non-tire company or retailer to join the original 14 companies responsible for forming the pressure group at the beginning of 2007.
“Surveys have shown that only 11% of drivers are correctly checking the pressure of their tires. Yet their lives, and those of their passengers, are reliant on the condition of their tires. As a supplier of tire inflation equipment we feel it is PCL’s duty to provide reminders and advice about tire inflation and why it is critical to road safety. By pledging our support for TyreSafe we are reflecting our commitment to promoting the safety and environmental benefits of having correct tire pressure, and we look forward to working with them.”
PCL Director Simon Shorter
PCL will seek to establish a reputation for environmental performance. This will be achieved by:
- Managing existing and new processes to prevent the pollution of air, soil and water
- Reduce consumption of energy, initially by monitoring our patterns of usage and setting targets for improving the efficiency of our production and operational processes
- Reduce the production of waste arising from all aspects of our operations, and manage that waste in a manner that will minimize harm to the environment
- Encourage the suppliers and contractors, who provide us with goods and services, to follow the principles of environmental management.
- Achieve through the application of best management practices and appropriate technology, continual improvement in our environmental performance
- Reviewing all aspects of environmental performance at Senior Management level
- Incorporate environmental principles and considerations into all decision making
- Introduce environmental management policies and systems which rest on the following principals:
- Prevention rather than cure
- Cradle to grave life cycle, impact assessments and value for money considerations
- Waste minimization
- Monitoring compliance with environmental statutory regulations and codes of good practice