We recognise the importance of sound environmental management at all levels of the organisation and are committed to a dynamic continual improvement program, not only to minimise the company's adverse environmental impacts but also to provide services which are beneficial to the environment.
The significant environmental impacts associated with the activities and services provided by FOS Ltd relate to :
� Recovery of oil product from oil/water mixtures
� Reduced oil pollution on sea and land
� Potential contamination of land with petroleum products
� Potential pollution of controlled waters with petroleum products
� Production of waste residues, some being 'Special Waste'
� Consumption of energy and associated emissions to air
� General impacts associated with transportation
� General environmental nuisance, including odour emission and noise generation
Our objectives are to manage the causes of these impacts to reduce their effects to the minimum practicably possible, by responding to changes brought about by political, legislative, economic, and technological stimuli.
It is our policy to :-
� Comply with all legislative requirements as a minimum but where practicably possible to exceed these requirements
� Manage historical pollution liabilities by ensuring 'significant harm' is not being caused to the environment
� Reduce all uncontrolled discharges of petroleum products to land and water, under normal operating conditions, to zero
� Introduce all necessary controls to ensure, as far as practicably possible, that no accidental release of petroleum products to the environment will occur
� Increase business efficiency and to minimise waste production across the company
� Use energy efficiently
� Be proactive in response to complaints from neighbours and other interested parties
� Be committed to awareness and training programs so that all employees understand the impact of their activities or their omissions, on the environment
� Consider the environmental performance (including the existence of Environmental Management Systems) of our key suppliers prior to making purchasing decisions
We recognise the role that our employees, and key suppliers, need to play in achieving our environmental objectives and welcome feedback on meeting our continual improvement pledge.