The Environment

Environmental Policy – The Kit Room

Mission Statement

The Kit Room (a DV Talent Company), working as a broadcast equipment rental company, recognises that the way it works impacts the environment and that it has a responsibility to the environment, beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods, with regular review points. We will encourage customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.

Responsibilities

James Bridgford (Head of Rentals) is responsible for ensuring that the environmental policy is implemented. However, The Kit Room acknowledges that all employees have a responsibility in their area to ensure that the aims and objectives of the policy are met.

Policy Aims

We endeavour to:

  • Comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements.
  • To have a lower environmental impact than standard industry practice.
  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance.
  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.
  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.
  • Increase employee awareness and training.

Paper, Plastic and Recycling

  • We have committed to implementing a paperless workflow that will reduce the use of paper to a bare minimum across the next 6 months.
  • We are committed, going forward, to buy recycled and recyclable paper products
  • We will reuse and recycle all paper where possible.
  • We are committed to using no plastic packaging and we do not seal items in plastic wrap unless necessary.
  • We provide reusable Eco-friendly tote bags, made from all natural environmentally friendly 10oz (310gsm) cotton canvas, rather than any plastic bags for delivering of small kit items and consumables.
  • We endeavour to recycle all materials possible, with the capability to recycle glass, food waste, plastic, paper and cardboard at our Perseverance Work offices.
  • Batteries (such as those used in radio mics, gun mics, internal camera batteries, LED lights etc), headphones, florescent lighting tubes, electrical cables and wiring, and other consumables – are collected in separate storage boxes and disposed of at local WEEE registered recycling centres
  • Specialist electrical equipment (cameras, camera batteries, LED lighting units) are returned to the original resellers (as part exchange for new equipment) or disposed of at registered recycling centres.

Energy and Water

  • We will seek to reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible.
  • Our policy is for lights and electrical equipment to be switched off when not in use.
  • Heating will be adjusted with energy consumption in mind.
  • The energy consumption and efficiency of new products will be taken into account when purchasing.
  • We are committed to offering energy efficient lighting options and our lighting stock is almost entirely made up of LED lights, rather than traditional tungsten lighting.
  • The use and disposal of electrical and electronic equipment as covered by RoHS and WEEE, staff are trained on appropriate handling of such materials as part of their induction.
  • We have chosen energy providers – for our electrical and water – with eco-energy plans, and our computer data and telecoms provider, Zen, uses state of the art N+1 power and environmental management infrastructure, and has ISO 14001:2004 certifications for its Environmental Management System.

Supplies

  • We will evaluate if the need can be met in another way.
  • All our equipment is purchased from recognised, branded manufacturers – Sony, Canon, IDX, Sennheiser – who comply with RoHS, as opposed to ‘grey label’ suppliers.
  • We will evaluate the environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase.
  • We will favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible.
  • We will reuse and recycle everything we are able to.

Transportation/Delivery and Collections

  • We encourage our staff to use public transport and to take up the cycle to work scheme for their daily commutes.
  • We will make additional efforts to accommodate the needs of those using public transport or bicycles.
  • We have no in-house delivery vans, instead outsourcing to environmentally conscious suppliers to help reduce our impact.
  • Where feasible, we use non vehicle delivery options (walking or cycling) to delivery lightweight equipment to clients.
  • We offer a carbon balanced courier option to clients seeking a more environmentally friendly delivery/collection service.

Maintenance and Cleaning

  • We keep to a minimum the use of chemicals and are committed to using environmentally friendly/biodegradable options where possible.
  • We will only use licensed and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste.

Monitoring and Improvement

  • We will comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements.
  • We will continually improve and monitor environmental performance.
  • We will continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.
  • We will incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.
  • We will increase employee awareness.
  • We will review this policy and any related business issues periodically.

Culture

  • We will involve staff in the implementation of this policy, for greater commitment and improved performance.
  • We will update this policy at least once annually in consultation with staff and other stakeholders where necessary.
  • We will provide staff with relevant environmental information.
  • We will work with suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors to improve their environmental performance.

Last updated: 10/04/2019