Sustainability report 2006-2007
Brook Lyndhurst is committed to working towards a more sustainable economy and as a result we endeavour to 'walk the talk' in the conduct of our business.
We contribute to sustainability directly through our consultancy work. In this process we consume resources, create waste, have a social responsibility to employees and an economic impact. As Brook Lyndhurst grows we recognise the importance of monitoring our impacts and communicating the progress we make in improving our performance.
This sustainability report measures our achievements and impacts in relation to our core values for the financial year ending June 2007. This is our second sustainability report (the first was an internal pilot project). We have moved on considerably from our first attempt and achieved some of the objectives we set for ourselves last year (e.g. monitoring and measuring our daily transport and electricity usage) but as ever, we have some way to go. It has been produced in accordance with the 2002 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines.
Our key aims for the 2007/2008 period are:
• To implement a plan to monitor our food waste.
• To create an Employee Handbook clearly defining Brook Lyndhurst Employee relations.
• To set up a pension scheme for employees.
• To start recycling glass and Tetra Pak cartons.
• To continue monitoring our environmental impact/investigating possible ways of reducing our carbon emissions.
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