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Environmental

CARING FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT

Atlantic Village performance and targets 2016

General

The centre is proud to have received the continued accreditation of ISO 14001:2004 in 2016 for “Development and asset management of a retail property”.

Recycling

In 2015 Atlantic Village achieved an 81% recycling rate at the Centre.  The waste streams recycled included the following; cardboard, polythene, coat hangers, paper, plastic, polystyrene, wooden pallets, metals/tin, food waste and coffee grounds, customer returned/damaged stock etc.

Electricity

During 2015 we made a saving of 7% in electricity usage against a target of 2%.  We hope to reduce electricity usage a further 2% in 2016.

Water 

In 2015 the Centre collected 19,580 litres of rainwater; which was used to treat the flowering planters and landscaping areas that need watering along with external cleaning tasks which reduces the use of mains water.  This harvesting activity is in line with our water saving strategy. In 2016 we will continue to work with staff, retailers and visitors by encourage further water saving initiatives.

Waste

This year we aim to maintain the high level wastage recycling rates that were achieved in 2016 by continuing to work with the retailers and suppliers.  We will also engage with customers to support recycling at the Centre by introducing initiatives around the Centre.

Suppliers

We will continue to work with shop fitters and suppliers to improve the ethical procurement and best business practice initiatives for both utility usage and recycling initiatives.

Our Aim for 2016:

Share our goals and objectives with our contractors and suppliers and where possible work with them to use products which are from a sustainable source. This will enable us to work in a way that has a lesser impact on the environment

Work hard to continue to be accredited with the environmental standard ISO14001:2004 during 2016.

Continue to communicate our goals and achievements with staff, retailers and visitors.

Actively encourage ideas from staff, contractors, and suppliers to further care for our environment and our impact on the carbon footprint.

Continue to monitor energy and water meter readings in all common areas of the Centre   and work closely with all retailers to ensure they adopt best practice for usage.

 

Jean Sharples

Centre Manager

January 2016

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