UKFast.Net Ltd recognises the importance of environmental responsibilities and that through various activities UKFast will have an impact on the environment. UKFast recognise that climate change is a reality and a critical factor which will, for the foreseeable future profoundly influence the environmental, social and economic conditions in which we operate.
In concert with UKFast's long term sustainable approach to business, UKFast will endeavour to conduct all operations in a manner which where possible will prevent any harmful environmental effects that result from UKFast activities, wherever and whenever they occur.
UKFast is committed to a programme of continuous improvement to minimise impacts on the environment and will encourage and work with UKFast customers, business partners and the wider community, of which UKFast is a part, to develop practical and sustainable environmental strategies.
As part of UKFast's continual improvement programme, UKFast will develop and implement an environmental management system which is in line with ISO 14001:2004 standard and contains only those initiatives which can be objectively audited.
In addition UKFast will continually monitor and measure its Carbon Footprint as directed by the ISO 14064-1:2006(E) standard and guidance issued by both the DECC and Defra. Further, UKFast will ensure that all UKFast Business Operations may be demonstrated to be Carbon Neutral by adherence to the PAS 2060:2010 specification.
Through the UKFast environmental programme, UKFast will strive to:
- Achieve 100% carbon neutrality for business operations.
- To reduce business operation CO2e by 2%, year on year.
- Achieve the award of a Carbon Trust Stamp for the UKFast EMS and carbon offset actions.
- Achieve 100% carbon neutrality for client solutions.
- Continue to achieve independent, third party PAS 2060 certification in respect to demonstrating carbon neutrality.
As dictated by the 14001 standard, when reviewing these objectives, UKFast shall consider the legal and other requirements, significant environmental aspects, technological options and financial, operational and business requirements, as well as the views of interested parties. All carbon footprinting will be compliant with ISO 14064-1:2006(E) and the demonstration of carbon neutrality will comply with the specifications contained within PAS 2060:2010. The objectives and targets shall be consistent with the environmental policy, including the commitment to the prevention of pollution.