The Institute is committed to reducing the adverse effects of its activities on the environment and to complying with all relevant environmental legislation. Consideration is given to the following environmental impacts:
- Transport – Where possible and appropriate, the institute encourages use of less harmful methods of transport when travelling on Institute business (e.g. public transport, car sharing).
- Hazardous waste – electronic waste and printer consumable waste generated in the course of Institute business must be disposed of using legally and environmentally accredited methods.
- Recyclable waste – paper, cardboard, other recyclables used in the course of Institute business must be recycled.
- Food waste – a composting caddy is provided for office food waste.
- Energy consumption – to reduce unnecessary energy consumption, project teams should strive for efficient use of compute resources in projects.
- Home energy consumption – staff are encouraged to take steps to minimise energy consumed by work equipment used at home (e.g. by shutting down laptops at the end of the day).
- Suppliers – environmental cost should be one of the determinants when choosing a supplier for goods or services to the Institute.
In the event that the Institute’s clients impose specific environmental performance requirements, the Institute will identify and implement any environmental management actions that are additional to those required under this procedure.