Responsibility for the environment

Four pillars of sustainability

For each of the four pillars identified from the materiality index, a set of policies and guidelines were established to structure RWS’s activities in each area.

Responsibility for the environment

  • By providing policies and management systems based on environmental best practices, we ensure active prevention and limitation of potential impacts on climate change and the environment caused by our operations. (SDG 13) 
  • RWS is an office-based business services operation and has little exposure to harmful and hazardous materials. Nevertheless, we have defined strict controls to manage, handle, store and dispose of harmful and hazardous substances to minimise the environmental release-risks according to local guidelines and regulations. (SDG 13) 
  • Conform to a series of environmental rules, implemented at Group level covering all RWS operations globally, focused on waste minimisation, emission reduction and use optimisation of natural and clean energy resources. (SDG 12) 
  • Provide innovative services which are delivered in a manner which does not compromise the environmental impact of our clients’ operations in the communities where they operate. (SDG 11) 
  • Established employee-led environment teams to suggest and action local initiatives to improve the environment. Such initiatives include wild flower meadow planting, tree planting (the Group purchased 2,500 trees, one for each employee) as part of the UK National Forest planting scheme, local litter picking, succulent planting and an eco-bottle initiative where plastic bottles filled with non-recyclable plastic waste, were donated for use as bricks in construction. (SDG 11) 
  • Encouraged the Group to move to green energy sources where available and commenced roll out of LED lighting in offices. (SDG 7)
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