At Equifax we recognise that we all need to take responsibility for our environmental actions and ensure we are creating a sustainable planet for our future generations.
We are committed to improving our environmental performance and to achieving ISO 14001 certification in 2012.
The below is taken from the front page of our Environmental Policy and set out our high level goals;
Environmental Policy Statement
Equifax Ltd, as a leading provider of credit reference and data intelligence services, has a policy to comply with all Environmental Legislation and Best Practice appropriate to our business.
It is our policy to do all that is reasonably practicable to:
- Reduce the level of energy consumption including electricity, gas and other fossil fuels and obtain supplies from environmentally friendly organisations and those who use renewable energy sources
- Reduce the consumption of consumables, recycle equipment, waste products and redundant items
- Reduce travel and off-set our travel carbon emissions by enrolling in an approved programme
- Use, store, control and dispose of hazardous materials in line with best environmental practices
- Purchase items manufactured or produced from sustainable sources.
In particular, it is the company's policy to:
- Continually strive to improve the company's environmental performance by setting annual targets and reviewing our objectives and measuring the progress via formal audits.
- Obtain services, equipment and power from providers who are committed to environmental protection.
- Aim to prevent or reduce pollution and actively pursue reduction in the use of substances and processes that adversely affect the environment.
- Counteract our travel carbon emissions through an approved 'off-setting' programme.
- Make the Policy available to the public at our offices and on our web site.
- Consult with employees on any matter that may affect them related to environmental control.
- Carry out an annual review and update of this policy and other environmental systems employed by the company.
Staff will be expected to participate in the company's environmental programmes and are asked to co-operate in the operation of this Policy and make a positive contribution to environmental management. In addition they should make themselves aware of the company's Environmental Policy and comply with its management system and other control measures.