With a conscious eye on the environmental impact of Local e Sourced, we’ve considered as much as we can. This extends to our digital presence and its impact too! We chose UKFast as our trusted hosting solution.
As part of UKFast’s continual improvement programme, UKFast will develop and implement an environmental management system. A system which is in line with ISO 14001:2004 standard. It contains only those initiatives which can be objectively audited.
In addition, UKFast will continually monitor and measure its Carbon Footprint. Monitoring as directed by the ISO 14064-1:2006(E) standard and guidance issued by both the DECC and Defra. Furthermore, UKFast will ensure that all UKFast Business Operations may be demonstrated to be Carbon Neutral by adherence to the PAS 2060:2010 specification.
Through the UKFast environmental programme, UKFast will strive to:
- Achieve 100% carbon neutrality for business operations.
- To reduce business operation CO2e by 2%, year on year.
- Achieve the award of a Carbon Trust Stamp for the UKFast EMS and carbon offset actions.
- Achieve 100% carbon neutrality for client solutions.
- Continue to achieve independent, third party PAS 2060 certification in respect to demonstrating carbon neutrality.
As dictated by the 14001 standard, when reviewing these objectives, UKFast shall consider the legal and other requirements, significant environmental aspects, technological options and financial, operational and business requirements, as well as the views of interested parties. All carbon footprinting will be compliant with ISO 14064-1:2006(E). The demonstration of carbon neutrality will comply with the specifications contained within PAS 2060:2010. Finally the objectives and targets shall be consistent with the environmental policy, including the commitment to the prevention of pollution.
Despite Local e Sourced being primarily an online business, we are doing our best to ensure that any small effort or improvement that can be made to improve our green credentials and environmental impact is done so.