This section details the areas where, by careful control, Nexus Alpha is able to limit its impact on the environment. Our area of business is largely in the supply of technology solutions to public transport operators. These systems are used for information distribution to customers in order to improve customer use and perception of public transport.
Nexus Alpha Ltd has a general policy of limiting and, where appropriate, minimising the environmental impact associated with our standard trading. This is broadly achieved by adhering to guidelines regarding the following:
It is the job of everybody at Nexus Alpha to assist in the promotion and pursuit of these objectives.
The following areas are identified specifically as part of this environmental policy.
Printing documents should be avoided where possible. In general computer back-ups are adequate. Scrap paper should be retained for re-use or collected for recycling. Paper recycling should be implemented wherever practicable.
Lighting should be controlled, and equipment that does not have to remain on 24 hours a day should generally be turned off when the offices are unstaffed.
Wherever practical, public transport should be used as an alternative to using either a personal or company/hired vehicle. Environmentally, rail is the most efficient and frequently the fastest form of public transport.
Computer systems and printers with low power should be chosen where possible. Low power lighting should be used where appropriate and care is taken in programming the office heating to reduce wasted energy.
Where systems are disposed of that remain functional they should first be offered to one of the computer refurbishment organisations such as CyberArk (01634 409712).
Any waste deemed hazardous or likely to contain hazardous materials, including all batteries, must be disposed of through a recycling facility. Such waste is collected at Ashford House and should be taken to: MDJ Light Brothers (www.lightbros.co.uk) Nexus Alpha Ltd is registered with The Environment Agency: Reg No: NCF852. This code is required for any such disposal.
This should always be carried out in line with the policy of the appropriate council body that manages waste disposal at our office sites. Council collections are preferred or, where needed, only licensed contractors are to be used for waste disposal.
Packaging should be re-used wherever appropriate.
New suppliers that we choose to work with should be asked for their general policy statement on the environment.