At Kyman Ledtex we believe that a sustainable business is dependent on economic vitality, social equity and a healthy natural environment. We do not see these goals as mutually exclusive, but inextricably linked. As market leaders we are committed to developing sustainable business practices that meet the needs of the present without compromising the welfare of future generations. We pledge to develop strategies that enable us to move towards sustainability while enhancing the value offered to our customers.
Every project, operation or activity will as part of its management routines consider its impact on the environment and communities. These management routines must be set up to be cost effective and sustainable.
Kyman Ledtex’s activities positively impact on the environment and the community through it’s:
- Constrictive supply chains’ and excellent employment conditions.
- Significantly limiting direct and indirect use of non-renewable carbon fuels in its buildings and for freight transport via road and air.
- Policy of not using scarce/non-renewable raw materials in the supply chains of the items it purchases.
- Strongly encourage our supply chain against the use of harmful materials or high energy consuming processes in the production of the items.
- Disposal of waste products in compliance with environmental guidelines.
- Relationships with local communities where activities take place.
- Welfare of staff, visitors, volunteers, neighbours and other stakeholders.
Kyman Ledtex will follow the principles of Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle in managing its environmental impact. Using the 4Rs will not only minimise environmental impacts, it also makes sound economic sense.
Kyman Ledtex will comply with all relevant legislations.
Supply Chain Employment Conditions
Kyman Ledtex will use the tools within its Ethical Purchasing Policy to monitor and influence supply chain employment conditions. Kyman Ledtex will take reasonable steps to assess suppliers’ policies and practices and will not purchase goods or services from a supplier if a supply chain employment conditions are found to be unacceptable and there is no demonstrable improvement plans.
Use of Energy in Kyman Ledtex’s Premises
Kyman Ledtex seeks to reduce the amount of energy used within its premises. Kyman Ledtex’s largest energy stream is electricity used for lighting and computers. Kyman Ledtex actively encourages staff participation with simple measures, such as switching lights and equipment off when not needed, that can have significant impact on energy use. Energy surveys can identify where capital investment can provide cost effective returns by saving energy and money, for example installation of suitable building management systems to control heating, ventilation and lighting. A change to our electricity contract means that the money we pay is invested in the development of renewable energy sources.
Use of Materials
Kyman Ledtex specifiers and purchasers will, where practical, investigate the materials and processes used to manufacture products. Where uses of scarce/non-renewable raw materials, harmful materials or high-energy consuming processes are evident they will refrain from purchasing those products wherever possible. If no cost effective alternatives can be found the Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle principles will be used. Kyman Ledtex will discourage suppliers from using excess packaging. Kyman Ledtex will not make misleading environmental claims on products it sells.
Relationships with Local Communities
Kyman Ledtex will endeavour to foster good relationships with local communities wherever it operates. This may include using local labour and materials or allowing Kyman Ledtex facilities to be used for community uses. Kyman Ledtex will avoid causing nuisance to its neighbours by for example noise, traffic or pollution. Kyman Ledtex will encourage communication between staff and local communities.
Kyman Ledtex will be a caring and responsible employer, host and neighbour. Kyman Ledtex cares for the welfare of staff, visitors, volunteers, neighbours and other stakeholders by complying with its policies on health & safety and employment conditions.
The organisation invites staff, guests and community to suggest ways to further achieve best practice environmental and social sustainability.
We have appointed Joe Lau, Kyman Ledtex Director as the Sustainability Coordinator, who has the responsibility for on-going environmental performance, identification of environmental risk, recording and monitoring of impacts and implementing environmental and social sustainability measures.