Farlows Sustainability Policy
We believe that as a company we are responsible for achieving the highest standards of environmental practice and for operating in a sustainable manner. As a business which is largely dependent on the external natural environment for its continuing commercial success we understand that we have a duty of care for it and for safeguarding its wellbeing for future generations and we are committed to encouraging our suppliers, customers and all business associates and stakeholders to do the same.
We will engage in a continual assessment of the social and environmental impacts of our operations and, where possible, will set objectives and targets to improve our performance. We will promote an internal culture which values these measures and which encourages and motivates our people to contribute to their achievement. We have a management structure in place which is led by our most senior management and which places sustainability firmly on the agenda of our Board of Directors.
We have published a series of statements which define our commitment to sustainability;
- We will promote responsibility for the environment and will communicate our policies for sustainability at all levels within our workforce;
- We will identify appropriate training, advice and information for our staff to encourage them to develop new ideas and initiatives in support of our sustainability objectives;
- We will implement steps to reduce our use of energy, water and other resources;
- We will seek to minimise waste by reduction, re-use and recycling;
- We will comply with and positively implement all relevant environmental legislation and regulation as a minimum;
- We will seek to minimise our own use of plastics within our business and will encourage our suppliers to do the same;
- We will maximise our support for charitable and non-government organisations whose goals and operations are complementary to our own environmental and sustainability objectives.
- We will review our environmental and sustainability policies and objectives at least annually in consultation with staff and other stakeholders and our commitment will be attested by sign-off from the Board of Directors.
In addition to our commitments highlighted above, we are delighted to have become an early signatory to the ‘Terra Carta‘, a charter launched in 2021 by HRH The Prince of Wales, following his 50 years of environmental campaigning. Terra Carta puts sustainability at the heart of the private sector and provides a roadmap for businesses to move towards an ambitious and sustainable future and global value creation that puts nature, people and the planet at its heart.