Environmental policy 

Potential Squared International Ltd

Created: December 2022

Last Reviewed: January 2023

Next Review: December 2024

Mission statement

At Potential Squared we recognise that the environment is important to our business, our staff and our clients. We recognise our responsibility to manage our environmental impacts carefully. We are committed to reducing our negative environmental impacts, promoting environmental responsibility and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods, with regular review points. We will encourage clients, suppliers and staff to do the same.

Policy aims

We endeavour to:

  • Ensure that environmental performance is a priority in all of our work.
  • Incorporate environmental considerations into our business decisions.
  • Continually improve and monitor our own environmental performance.
  • Promote environmental awareness among our staff and suppliers.

Policy priorities

1. Our services to clients

  • We will seek to maximise the potential positive environmental impacts of our work. This will include forming a working group to lead on ensuring that the implications of responding to environmental change are at the core of our approach to leadership development.

2. Transportation

  • We will continue to minimise our need to travel, including through homeworking and promoting the use of travel alternatives such as video/phone conferencing.
  • We will continue to promote and facilitate the use of lower carbon modes of travel for business trips.
  • We will adopt and apply a ‘Use of Transport’ policy to ensure consistency in travel decisions.

3. Energy use

  • We will seek ways of reducing energy use within the home working environments of our staff.

4. Purchasing of goods & services

  • We will seek to embed environmental considerations into all our purchasing decisions. This will include seeking to avoid unnecessary purchasing, purchasing used/refurbished items where possible, seeking out recycled materials and taking into account the environmental credentials of products and suppliers.

Environmental Management System

We have developed an Environmental Action Plan to ensure we meet the requirements of this policy. The Environmental Action Plan, together with this policy, comprises our Environmental Management System (EMS). Our EMS is independently certified by Green Small Business. Our certification is maintained through an annual audit carried out independently by Green Small Business.

We will update this policy at least annually.