Environment Management System
Westcon Group is a distribution company providing added value to the customer and end user. Westcon Group covers a wide range of physical hardware, software and other innovations in network, telecommunications, data storage and systems security.
The Westcon Group environment management system follows a tried and tested process to ensure the system is sustainable and continues to have a positive contribution to the Environment.
The process takes the format of:
Plan – Do – Check – Act
The main basic considerations in this methodology are:
Our main impacts on the environment are as follows:-
From 2009 to 2017 energy usage in the UK has reduced significantly with a reduction of 42% in kWh from 1,727,306 kWh down to 999,578kWh. With the introduction of a Global EMS the company is looking to reduce energy usage across our global business.
Shipment of hardware product is transported by a third party carrier from each of our warehouses and in order to minimise the journeys each truck or container used for Westcon delivery is effectively utilised to maximise efficient use of each journey.
Westcon review vendor’s compliance with applicable legislation at the point of on-boarding and requires conformation of conformance that products meet the required country environmental legislation before distribution to customers. Products are handled, recycled and disposed of in line with applicable legislation.
Other waste materials such as packaging and general waste are also recycled or disposed of in line with applicable legislation.
The EMS and related policies are reviewed to ensure the management system and policies continue to be relevant and meet both our corporate and legal obligations.
WestconGroup (“Westcon”) recognises its role as a global corporate citizen and acknowledges its responsibilities to maintaining an environment where the protection of people and the environment is a high priority and appropriate environment safety and health legislation is met.
Purpose and scope
This policy statement sets out WestconGroup commitment to working toward achieving high health, safety and environmental standards across our global operations.
Confirm WestconGroup commitment to safeguard the health and safety of our employees, suppliers, customers and the public while also reducing our impact on the environment.
The company fosters a safe, healthy workplace and promotes the continual reduction of our impact on the environment by addressing the following objectives across the business and of which implementation arrangement details are set out in the WestconGroup environmental, health and safety (“EHS”) manual:
This company policy will apply to all company officers, directors, employees, consultants, representatives, visitors and independent contractors.
Failure to comply with this policy and guidelines, may lead to disciplinary and depending on the severity of the activity, civil and/or criminal penalties.
Each regional operating unit will establish local implementation arrangements using the full EHS policy guidance to address entity or regional specific circumstances.