We realise that our actions within Adaptable Travel have environmental consequences. This is why we have completed our Carbon Footprint
appraisal in conjunction with Carbon Footprint. Our Carbon Footprint was
calculated inline with recommendations made by the UK Department for Environment, Food
and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and includes:
- Fuel usage for heating, cooking and powering electrical equipment.
- Passenger transportation, including car, rail and air flights made for business activities.
- Freight transportation, including road, rail air and shipping.
- Process related green house gas emissions.
Following our appraisal Adaptable Travel have offset all Carbon Emmisions via the Worldwide clean energy fund; these are Carbon Offset
portfolio with projects verified against the Voluntary Carbon Standard.
Environmental Policy Statement
Adaptable Travel is fully committed to protecting and preserving the environment, both in the way in which the company is managed and in the
way in which we endeavour to incorporate environmental issues into the travel of our clients. Aspects of the environment which receive
particular attention are:
- Environmental Legislation
- Energy Management
- Use of Resources
1. Environmental Legislation
The company strives to ensure that all activities are carried out in conformance with relevant legislation, for example:
- All waste is disposed of by the use of competent organisations
- Vehicles are regularly serviced to control emissions;
- Access for disabled persons is always considered in any new development according to current legislation
2. Energy Management
The company is committed to managing energy use as efficiently as possible, both in day-to-day behaviour. For example:
- Gas boilers are regularly serviced to ensure maximum efficiency and thermostatically controlled radiator valves have being
introduced in both company offices;
- Energy saving light bulbs are used instead of regular ones;
- Current Building Regulations are used as the minimum level for insulation valves;
- All electric hand-dryers are operated automatically to conserve energy.
3. Use of Resources
The company aims to use resources in the most environmentally effective manner and wherever possible to use recycled material and/or
environmentally friendly products. In circumstances where recycled products are more expensive or the cost of recycling costs more than any
income received, then the company must consider the financial implications. In circumstances where there is no additional cost then the
company will seek to purchase the more environmentally friendly products and to re-use or recycle waste.
The use of new technology such as e-mail should reduce paper consumption. Efforts will be made, wherever possible, to re-use waste and
obsolete equipment. The income from any recycling schemes will be fed back into those departments who are actively involved. In this way the
budgetary control mechanisms already established in the company can be used to encourage a more environmentally friendly use of resources.