IMS100 Environmental Policy

Shutdown Maintenance Services Limited (SMS) is a specialist blasting and anti-corrosion Company working in the commercial, infrastructure, rail, utility and civil industrial sector. Our environmental management system (EMS) is compliant with ISO 14001:2015 and our scope is anti-corrosion contractor, the preparation and finishing to a range of structures (metal, concrete and wood) through process of grit blasting, water jetting, metal spraying and application of coatings.  

Our environmental policy is appropriate to the purpose and context of the Company, including the nature, scale and environmental impacts of our activities, products and services.  

The framework for setting and reviewing our environmental objectives and targets is established within our environmental management system procedures, as is the framework for assessment of our aspects and impacts and the evaluation of the significance of our environmental impacts, on an annual basis or earlier if there are procedural or legislative changes relevant to our activities.

Significant aspects are considered and the relevant environmental regulations, laws, codes of practice and other requirements relevant to our environmental aspects are detailed within our regulatory register and assessed by an evaluation of compliance.

We are committed to the protection of the environment, including the prevention of pollution, to minimising the impact of our operations on the local, regional and global environment relevant to the context of the Company and to continual improvement of our EMS in order to enhance environmental performance.

We recognise that our activities have environmental implications and are committed to continual improvement of our environmental performance through training and development of employees, through our customers and suppliers and by maintaining a culture of continual improvement in environmental protection throughout our Company. We actively seek to use environmentally safe and sustainable energy sources to meet our needs wherever possible.

We are committed to fulfil our compliance obligations and our EMS meets or exceeds environmental regulations, laws, codes of practice and other requirements that relate to our environmental aspects.

This policy is maintained as documented information, implemented, maintained and displayed on Company notice boards, communicated to all persons working for or on behalf of the Company, available to customers and made readily available to relevant and other interested parties, including the public, from our web site at  

We ensure that the environmental policy is understood and applied within our Company and include environmental issues in Company training programmes and toolbox talks and encourage the implementation by all Company employees of sound environmental practices.

Our objectives, based on our significant aspects, are to reduce environmental incidents, reduce vehicle fuel use, wood, paper, waste, improve recycling and conserve water. We measure our carbon footprint annually and record our targets and achievements in our environmental reduction target plan.

We aim to improve our environmental performance through efficient use and careful planning, while still providing a safe and comfortable working environment. We minimise waste, especially hazardous waste, in all our operations and dispose of all waste through safe and responsible methods. We do our best to ensure that any products used or derived from wildlife, such as timber and plants, are from sustainable sources and comply with UK, EU and international trading rules. We work with our suppliers to try and reduce the environmental impact of their products and services through a quality purchasing policy. We seek to realise the dual benefits of reduced fuel consumption and lower exhaust emissions.

This policy is reviewed by the environmental manager within one year of each revision date.

Signed and dated 8 January 2019 by P Lowe, Environmental Manager

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