The Cumberland recognises that it has an impact on the environment arising from its activities, including the use of energy, the purchase and disposal of materials and equipment and pollution arising from its motor vehicles.
The key objective of The Cumberland’s Environmental Policy is to manage and reduce our environmental impacts through ongoing energy conservation, recycling and waste reduction.
The key elements that are being undertaken to achieve this are:
The Cumberland complies with the Energy Savings and Opportunities Scheme (‘ESOS’). ESOS is a UK Government initiative, under an EU Directive, and requires The Cumberland to identify and reduce its energy consumption. We have recently completed our submission for the 2019 ESOS compliance requirements.
We have implemented a Sustainability Working Group to identify, prioritise and drive forward key recommendations to make our workplaces more sustainable.
The Environmental Policy has been approved by the Society’s Board of Directors.
Delegated authority has been given to the Senior Leadership Team to agree and implement changes to this policy. The Head of Operational Resilience has overall responsibility for the Environmental Policy.