Here at Woodland Ways Ltd we recognise that our activities will have an effect on the environment on a local, regional and global scale. Therefore our activities are designed in a way that will often be beneficial to the environment, utilising countryside management good practice, and raising awareness through education.
We will monitor and manage our environment impact and endeavour to ensure we continually improve our environmental performance and reduce the pollution we produce.
In all activities undertaken we will comply with local and regional environmental legislation, regulations and codes of practice governing our activities as a minimum standard. Where possible we will seek to go beyond these minimum standards and achieve excellence in environmental standards.
Woodland Ways wishes to be recognised as an environmentally aware and responsible company, with this policy forming the basis of that process.
It is the policy of Woodland Ways to:
- Ensure compliance with all relevant environmental legislation
- Carry out a review of the environmental policy on a regular basis
- Educate and train instructors about their impact on the environment in order to work in a more sustainable way
- Inform customers about their environmental impact and encourage them to take responsibility for their actions
- Protect and enhance wildlife habitats on the sites used for bushcraft through good practice countryside management techniques
- Where applicable promote the populations of local and national Biodiversity Action Plan species
- Through effective Bushcraft teaching techniques control pest and invasive species
- Implement actions that will reduce the environmental impact of staff transportation to and from sites
- Reduce the impact of customers by signposting to local public transport options to reduce personal car usage
- Where carbon emissions are significant, e.g. overseas expeditions, actions will be taken to ensure carbon neutrality
- Reduce, reuse and recycle ethos
- Where possible source suppliers that have sustainable and ethical practices.
- Minimise the risk of environmental damage from incidents and emergency situations