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 People, Planet and Prosperity 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. UK travel is also kept to a minimum where possible and only undertaken for a specific purpose. We have developed our own Procurement Policy which includes guidance on any travel required giving sustainable advice and solutions to help minimise our impact.
Our environmental promises are demonstrated in our established objectives and goals:
Compliance with all applicable standards, laws, requirements, regulations and public/customer expectations
Having achieved our Green accreditation with Investors in the Environment (iiE) in September 2022, we are committed to not only maintaining this achievement, but to continuing to improve and succeed in our sustainable practices wherever possible
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 ourselves and our consultants
Continuing to provide support to charities and to undertake additional projects to support our environment, our local communities and our stakeholders
We will continue to improve our Environmental Management System (EMS) through biannual reviews and updates, taking into account any changes within legislation, our organisation, and other factors. We will continue to convey this policy to all of our consultants and wider stakeholders and make certain that they are provided with 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 is available on our website at www.atkinjones.com/environmental-policy and will continue to be reviewed annually on an on-going basis.