HireRight recognizes that protecting our environment should be an integral and fundamental part of the business. We are aware of the impact of our day-to-day operations on the environment and our objective is to balance the need to achieve our business aims with an effort towards sustainable environmental improvement, which can be measured and monitored on an ongoing basis.
Our management has a specific responsibility for policy development, co-ordination and evaluation of performance. The environmental policy will be maintained and upheld by management to meet the commitment. Environmental aspects of our processes and activities will be effectively managed in order to protect the health and safety of our employees, customers and the public whilst contributing to the future well-being of the environment.
We will undertake to provide the necessary training and support to all employees to ensure that they understand and are able to fulfil the relevant aspects of the policy in their day to day work. The policy shall be publicly available. We are committed to minimizing the impact of our operations on the environment by means of a program of continuous improvement and in particular will:
Set clear emissions objectives and targets with the aim of ensuring continual improvement of the company’s environmental performance and management
Conduct our operations to ensure compliance with all relevant environmental legislation Show a continual commitment to the prevention of pollution and reducing consumption by implementing robust waste management procedures and re-use, recycle, regenerate
Continually aim to minimize energy consumption through effective energy management
Continue to invest in our technology that supports the reduction in consumables and allows our teams to collaborate remotely thus avoiding the need for business travel
Communicate to our teams the importance of environmental issues
Appropriate resources will continually be made available to ensure that the environmental policy is implemented in full through managerial vigilance and regular review.
1. HireRight as a leading provider of background screening services and has an environmental policy to comply with all Environmental Legislation and Best Practice appropriate to our business.
2. It is our policy to do all that is reasonably practicable to:
Reduce our travel and consider the use of environmentally friendly vehicles and transports.
Recycle equipment, waste products, redundant items and reduce the consumption of consumables.
Purchase items manufactured or produced from sustainable sources.
Reduce the level of energy consumption and obtain utility and hardware supplies from environmentally friendly organisations and those who use renewable energy sources.
3. In particular, it is our policy to:
3.1 Aim to prevent or reduce pollution and actively pursue reduction in the use of substances, processes and procedures that adversely affect the environment.
3.2 Obtain services, equipment and power from providers who are committed to environmental protection and recommend environmentally friendly systems to our customers.
3.3 Purchase supplies from providers who are committed to environmental protection thereby producing items from sustainable sources.
3.4 Consult with employees on any matter that may affect them related to environmental control.
3.5 Continually strive to improve the Company’s environmental performance.
3.6 Carry out an annual review and update of this policy and other environmental control systems.
4. Employees are invited to participate in the Company environmental programmes and are asked to co-operate in the operation of this Policy and make a positive contribution to environmental management by making themselves aware of the Environmental Policy and complying with the management system and control measures in place.
2.0 Director ESG & Facilities
The Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining an effective management system and policy for environmental issues. This involves:
2.1 Ensuring the implementation of the policy for environmental protection and establishing the necessary procedures and standards to ensure its effective operation.
2.2 Ensuring that adequate resources and organisation are provided to carry out the policy.
2.3 Demonstrating personal involvement and support on all environmental matters.
3.0 OFFICE MANAGER/FACILITIES MANAGER
The Office/Facilities Manager is responsible at their own sites and individual group activities. This involves:
3.1 Through those having management responsibility, at the organisations local offices, undertaking appraisal of the effectiveness of the policy and ensuring that all changes, where necessary, are provided for.
3.2 Ensuring that employees receive adequate environmental training and instruction appropriate to the task they perform.
3.3 Ensuring that all the necessary precautions have been covered, including taking into account appropriate Environmental considerations prior to a change in work practices being undertaken.
3.4 Ensuring that employees are made aware of the Environmental Policy and the organisation and arrangements for carrying it out (contained in Part 3 of the Environmental Policy Document).
3.5 Ensuring that the Local Environmental Regulations and related requirements are understood and implemented in their area of responsibility.
3.6 Assisting staff to deal with environmental matters by providing advice and information.
3.7 Setting a good example on environmental matters.
3.8 Arranging and carrying out periodic checks to ensure that good environmental standards are being maintained and taking corrective action where necessary.
3.9 Ensuring that thorough investigations are carried out into all reported environmental accidents and incidents, including near-misses, and that all necessary corrective action is taken to avoid recurrence.
3.10 Ensuring that all environmental accidents are reported to the Director, ESG & Facilities
3.11 Ensuring that major plant on our own sites such as boilers, air conditioning units, etc are maintained and tested in line with statutory requirements and are so far as is reasonably practicable without environmental risk to others.
3.12 Ensuring the Company’s compliance with all environmental legislation in line with the Environmental Policy.
3.13 Ensuring that temporary staff or sub contractors working on site are aware of the Environmental Policy and that the work is properly supervised.
3.14 Ensure that all consumables are recycled or disposed of in the appropriate way
3.15 Track on a regular basis and monitor, our energy consumption and look for further opportunities to reduce usage
4.0 ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS
When instructed in writing by the Director of ESG & Facilities, it shall be the duty of the consultants when the instruction is accepted:
4.1 To maintain the Company’s Environmental Policy by incorporating the requirements of all new legislation into Parts I, II and III as required.
4.2 The consultants will keep the Office Manager abreast of any environmental changes that may affect each of the Company’s operations.
4.3 The consultants will assist the Office Manager with any issues related to environmental management where they require support.
It shall be the duty of all employees whilst at work:
5.1 To take reasonable care of the environment.
5.2 To co-operate with the employer to ensure compliance with the Company’s Environmental Policies and Procedures
5.3 To refrain from intentional or reckless interference with equipment and/or systems provided in the interest of the environment.
5.4 To co-operate with management when required on such things as accident prevention and all procedures with regard to environmental issues as set out in the Local Environmental Regulations and Standards.
5.5 To maintain good environmental standards in their work areas.
5.6 To report any environmental accident or incident including near-misses.
5.7 To ensure that no potentially environmental hazardous item, substance or machine is brought on to site or used without the prior knowledge and authority of their immediate Manager.
5.8 To undergo any Environmental Training deemed necessary by the organisations.
5.9 To frequently familiarise themselves with the Company’s Environmental Procedures.
6.0 OTHER PERSONS ON COMPANY’S PREMISES
6.1 Other persons on the Company’s premises are responsible for observing the organisations environmental rules and any instructions given by those responsible for enforcing the Company’s Environmental Policy.
6.2 Other persons shall not work on the premises or on contracts unless covered by insurance against environmental risk. A copy of the Contractors' Public Liability Insurance should be sent to the local Office Manager.
7.0 ENVIRONMENTAL PERSONNEL
Director ESG & Facilities Suzanne Bryant