Every member of the Heales Group is committed to achieving net zero before 2030. We have been working on reducing our carbon footprint for over 20 years, as we recognised the impact we were having on the planet as humans and the threat of increasing carbon in the atmosphere pushing temperatures up creating climate change many years ago.
We are registered with the Business Climate Hub and are actively working on improving the measurement of our carbon footprint through tools such as the business calculator on carbonbfootprint.com. We strive to conduct our activities in an environmentally-sustainable manner, taking into consideration the complex and interconnected relationship of our ecosystem.
Heales Medical is committed to compliance with all applicable governmental requirements and internal environmental, health, and safety (EHS) requirements. We maintain management systems designed to ensure compliance, and which support integration of EHS considerations into our business processes. We have designed our Environmental Management System in line with ISO14005/ ISO14001 with a view to seeking accreditation in 2023 following our standards compliance plan.
Heales Medical is committed to the protection of human health and prevention of pollution. We strive to identify and eliminate negative EHS impacts associated with our facilities, activities, services, and products throughout their life cycle.
We commit to continual improvement of our EHS management systems and performance and will strive to achieve industry leadership. We establish EHS objectives and targets, conduct regular management systems and performance evaluations, and periodically report on our performance to our employees, our customers, and the public.
Heales Medical will foster dialogue with interested parties, including our employees, suppliers and the public, and be responsive to their EHS concerns and suggestions. We will share information and openly communicate about our EHS management systems and performance and the impacts of our activities, services, and products.
All directors/designated partners have the primary responsibility for implementing this policy, allocating resources, and establishing and supporting EHS programs. Management at all levels will take actions to ensure that all employees understand the meaning and the importance of this policy. Employees are responsible for integrating EHS considerations into their work activities.