Collingwood Environmental Planning (CEP) is committed to promoting sustainability. Concern for the
environment and promoting a broader sustainability agenda are integral to CEP's professional activities
and the management of the organisation. We aim to follow and to promote good sustainability practice,
to reduce the environmental impacts of all our activities and to help our clients and partners to do the
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Our Sustainability Policy is based upon the following principles:
Our Sustainability Policy
To comply with, and exceed where practicable, all applicable legislation, regulations and codes of
To integrate sustainability considerations into all our business decisions.
To ensure that all staff are fully aware of our Sustainability Policy and are committed to
implementing and improving it.
To minimise the impact on sustainability of all office and transportation activities.
To make clients and suppliers aware of our Sustainability Policy, and encourage them to adopt
sound sustainable management practices.
To review, annually report, and to continually strive to improve our sustainability performance.
Travel and meetings
Walk, cycle and/or use public transport to attend meetings, site visits etc, apart from in exceptional
circumstances where the alternatives are impractical and/or cost prohibitive.
Travel to mainland Europe within a 1000km radius (excluding Scandinavia) normally will be
undertaken by train.
Include the full costs of more sustainable forms of transport in our financial proposals, rather than
the least cost option which may involve travelling by car or air. Where the only practical alternative
is to fly, we will include costs for full air fares rather than budget airlines in our financial proposals.
Avoid physically travelling to meetings etc where alternatives are available and practical, such as
using teleconferencing, video conferencing or web cams, and efficient timing of meetings to avoid
multiple trips. These options are also often more time efficient, while not sacrificing the benefits of
regular contact with clients and partners.
To reduce the need to travel to meetings and elsewhere, and facilitate regular client contact, we will
provide a web cam to clients free of charge for the duration of a project where appropriate.
Reduce the need for our staff to travel by supporting alternative working arrangements, including
home working etc, and promote the use of public transport by locating our offices in accessible
Use an emissions recording scheme for business travel to monitor our impact.
Purchase of equipment and consumption of resources
Minimise our use of paper and other office consumables, for example by double-siding all paper
used, and identifying opportunities to reduce waste.
As far as possible arrange for the reuse or recycling of office waste, including paper, computer
supplies and redundant equipment.
Reduce the energy consumption of office equipment by purchasing energy efficient equipment and
Seek to purchase electricity from a supplier committed to renewable energy. Seek to maximise the
proportion from renewable energy sources, whilst also supporting investment in new renewable
Ensure that timber furniture, and any other timber products, are recycled or from well-managed,
sustainable sources and are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
Purchase fair-trade and/or organic beverages.
Working practices and advice to clients
Undertake voluntary work with the local community and / or environmental organisations and make
donations to seek to offset carbon emissions from our activities.
Ensure that any associates that we employ take account of sustainability issues in their advice to
Include a copy of our Sustainability Policy in all our proposals to clients.
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In order to put these principles into practice we will: