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For A Clean, Green New Zealand Based Company

 

Purpose

To outline the policy and procedures effective throughout the company concerning environmental sustainability.

 

Environmental Principles

Realizing that the world’s natural resources are limited and fragile, Pacific Helmets considers environmental protection to be consistent with its overall goals and values and an important consideration in its total activities.  This commitment to environmental protection is reflected in our policies, programs and practices for conducting operations in an environmentally as well as economically responsible manner.


Furthermore, the Company recognizes that effective environmental management can positively impact profitability in several important ways. First, programs designed to make efficient use of natural resources often minimize operating costs.  Second, environmental quality programs help sustain and enhance the Company’s presence and reputation in domestic and international markets.  Third, compliance programs minimize risk and potential legal liability.  In these ways and more, environmental protection is viewed by the Company as important to the economic well-being of the Company.

 

Environmental Policy Statement

Environmental protection is a management responsibility as well as the responsibility of every employee of the Company.  This policy concerning environmental protection addresses aspects of the Company’s operations which can potentially impact the environment.

 

The Company shall seek to:

  • Conduct its operations in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards concerning environmental protection and provide a mechanism for self-monitoring to ensure compliance and continual improvement.
  • Establish environmental objectives and targets relevant to the environmental impacts of its activites and a means to measure progress against these objectives.  These objectives and targets shall be reviewed and revised as necessary on an annual basis.
  • Continually improve environmental management policies, programs and performance, based on the results of our periodic reviews and taking into account regulatory developments, customer needs, technical developments, scientific understanding and community expectations.
  • Source electricity from renewable sources
  • Encourage our customers to accept delivery by means that minimize environmental impact
  • Use packaging manufactured from renewable sources and which can be recycled by our customers.
  • Minimize the environmental risks to our employees and the communities in which we operate.
  • Promote employee awareness of environmental concerns, actions and responsibilities.
  • Promote the adoption of environmental protection goals and practices by contractors and suppliers acting on behalf of the Company, strongly encouraging improvements in our contractors’ and suppliers’ practices to make them consistent with those of Pacific Helmets.
  • Operate our facilities and conduct the Company’s activities taking into consideration the efficient use of energy and materials.
  • Reduce and where possible eliminate waste through recycling and handle and dispose of all waste through safe and responsible methods.
  • Ensure that the Board of Directors is fully informed about pertinent environmental issues and sustainability opportunities to enable the Board to take an active role in progressing and encouraging environmental initiatives.
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