Atkin Jones Limited (AJL) broadened its horizons in 2021, becoming an outsourcing and consultancy company specialising in providing marketing, PR, risk management, commercial and business management services to the travel, leisure, and lifestyle industries. It continues to operate Sanderson Phillips and this policy covers both brands.
It is our aim to always operate in a fair, ethical, and sustainable manner, placing our consultants, our planet, our clients, suppliers, partners and our communities at the very heart of our business. We acknowledge that our operations have an effect on the environment and we are committed to reducing the impact that our services generate.
We have consciously set up as a home-working business and utilise the services of other home-based consultants, negating the need for office premises. We do not produce products or work with raw materials, but we understand that simply by operating and providing services, we consume resources and create waste. Despite largely working for travel companies, overseas travel for business purposes is kept to a minimum by adopting alternative processes such as online assessments and video meetings and conferences, plus UK travel is kept to a minimum where possible and for a specific purpose.
Our environmental promises are demonstrated in our established objectives and goals:
Compliance with all applicable standards, laws, requirements, regulations and public/customer expectations
Commitment to sustainable growth by achieving Investors in the Environment (iiE) accreditation by the end of December 2021
Publishing and distribution of an annual organisational sustainability report
Minimising unsustainable transport use
Reduce printing and other avoidable paper use and purchases of single-use/non-recyclable packaging (waste)
Reduce consumption of electricity, gas and water by instilling green practices in our consultants
Continuing to provide support to charities and to undertake additional projects to support our environment, our local communities and our stakeholders
In October 2021 we engaged Prosperah to undertake a stakeholder audit for us to help shape our future and focus our goals to become more sustainable as a business. The findings will be included in our plans for the next 12 months
We will continue to improve our Environmental Management System (EMS) through annual reviews and updates, taking into account any changes within legislation, our organisation, and other factors. We will convey this policy to all of our consultants and wider stakeholders and make certain that they are provided with training and advice to increase awareness of environmental matters.
Abi Geldard is AJL’s Consultant Green Champion and along with David Atkin, has a designated responsibility for the day-to-day implementation of this policy.
Consultants are encouraged to put forward ideas and contribute to initiatives by emailing or contacting our Consultant Green Champion.
This policy will be available on our website at www.atkinjones.com/sustainability and will be reviewed annually on an on-going basis.