DINA Environmental Policy

 

The purpose and scope of this policy statement 

 DINA acknowledges the connection between the climate and other environmental crises and the threat of current and future homelessness, disease, food and water shortages and poverty for millions of people around the world, as well as the major damage being caused to our natural ecosystems. We therefore recognise our responsibility to reduce our carbon, environmental, and ecological footprints and commit to be an environmentally responsible organisation.

We will monitor progress and update this policy annually in consultation with staff and other stakeholders where necessary.

 

Policy aims. We endeavour to:

  • Comply with all relevant regulatory requirements

  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance

  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts

  • Increase employee awareness

 

Food & Drink

  • Use locally sourced vegetables from Sheffield organic growers where possible.

  • Use locally sourced bakery products Sheffield businesses.

  • Use other organic ingredients where possible

  • Use local providers as a general rule to minimise an extended carbon footprint from food carriage.

 

Paper & Packaging

  • Use reusable crockery & glassware for customers inside

  • Use biodegradable and sustainably sourced crockery & packaging for take away customers 

  • Use recycled paper

  • Minimise printing and photocopying of papers and documents

 

Building & Transportation

  • Ensure all electrical items including lights are switched off when not needed or in use.

  • Use environmentally friendly cleaning products 

  • We will give sustainable transport guidance to staff seeking to reduce unnecessary travel and making the transport that is necessary as sustainable as possible.

Culture

  • Progress of our environmental performance will be a standard item at quarterly meetings.

  • All staff contracts will include a clause stating that staff will be expected to help DINA in carrying out its aim of being an environmentally responsible organisation, in how they carry out their day-to-day duties.