Stanley Gibbons Environmental and Social Policy
THE STANLEY GIBBONS GROUP PLC
Environmental and Social (Sustainability) Policy
The Stanley Gibbons Group plc is a public company. Its shares are traded on AIM. It operates from two sites in the UK (London and Ringwood, Hampshire).The Group’s main business activities are as follows: trading in stamps and other philatelic items, coins, medals, banknotes, and other collectibles, attendance at trade fairs and exhibitions worldwide, development and operation of collectible websites, philatelic and collectibles publishing including catalogues, albums and magazines both in printed form and through electronic media, auctioneering, valuation of stamps and coins, and third party safe custody and storage services.
We recognise that some of our operations result in emissions to air and water, and the generation of waste. It is our aim to comply with legislation and other requirements, continue to reduce the environmental impacts of our business and operate in an environmentally responsible manner. This Group-wide policy is part of our commitment to minimising the impact of our operations on the environment to as low a level as is practically possible and describes how we will go about achieving this aim.
• integrate the consideration of environmental concerns and impacts into our decision making and activities,
• promote environmental awareness among our employees and encourage them to work in an environmentally responsible manner,
• train, educate and inform our employees about environmental issues that may affect their work.
• reduce waste through re-use and recycling and by purchasing recycled, recyclable or re-furbished products and materials where these alternatives are available, economical and suitable.
• promote efficient use of materials and resources throughout our facilities including water, electricity, raw materials and other resources, particularly those that are non-renewable,
• purchase and use environmentally responsible products accordingly,
• where required by legislation or where significant health, safety or environmental hazards exist, develop and maintain appropriate programmes and policies,
• communicate our environmental commitment to suppliers, clients, customers and the public and encourage them to support it,
• strive to continually improve our environmental performance and minimise the social impact and damage of activities by periodically reviewing our environmental policy in light of our current and planned future activities.
This Environmental and Social Policy applies to all of our operations. Graham Shircore, CEO is
responsible for ensuring that the policy is implemented. However, all employees have a responsibility
in their areas to ensure that the aims and objectives of the policy are met.
We will ensure that resources are available to enable us to achieve our objectives and targets.
To achieve our aims we have set targets for continual improvement.
• Reduce transport emissions by adopting flexible working policy for all Group employees.
• Continue the development of digital products of our publications products to reduce use of resource, reduction in waste and lower transport emissions from distribution.
• Reviewing the Groups footprint and reducing the size of the operational footprint at points in leases where it is possible to make reductions.
• Ensuring that when equipment and fixtures and fittings are replaced that the latest technology is used to reduced energy consumption
• Continually improve waste management and recycling and ensure our suppliers follow similar practices.
• Continue to inform our customer that we use sustainable materials where possible, ensure our products and packaging adequately communicate this so as to encourage recycling behaviour.
Monitoring and auditing
Progress against these targets is monitored regularly by the CEO and the senior management team. This Policy will be reviewed annually and will be adapted to any future changes within our company or to any changes in legislation that apply to our business.
This Environmental and Social Policy is sent to all employees and is also available through the Group’s internal Teams channels. Once approved it will be placed on the Group’s website at www.stanleygibbons.com. Future paper based publications will bear the FSC certified logo, as applicable.
On behalf of The Stanley Gibbons Group plc