Tomrods Ltd operates as a general steel trading business with the added service of offering a large range of stocks for sale and delivery within 24 hours from the time of order receipt.

As we are not directly involved in the manufacture of the steel, the environmental impact of our activity is minimal.  However, we are acutely aware of the processes involved in steel making and therefore have a strong policy to mitigate any supply chain environmental impact.

It is the Company’s policy to supply and deliver its products in a manner that minimises the impact on the environment where practicable.

The Company considers that matters regarding the environment are an objective to be shared by all employees, suppliers and customers of the Company and it regards environmental issues as being of equal value to Quality, Health and Safety, or any other business objective.

It is the Company’s policy to implement systems for continuous improvement in all fields of operation and these will be integrated into all management functions.

Tomrods Ltd recognises that to have a planned approach to the prevention and reduction of waste and pollution leads to a long term reduction of costs.

Tomrods Ltd will control its activities to avoid unnecessary and unacceptable risks or adverse effects on the environment, in line with the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Environmental awareness and individual responsibility will be developed amongst employees at all levels and effective consultation will be encouraged. The Company will develop and improve standards by making use of available technology and developments, together with waste recovery and a recycle approach. Plant, vehicles and equipment will be maintained and operated to provide maximum environmental protection as far as is practical.

Clients, employees and the general public who may be affected will be made aware of any Company activity that may affect the environment.

Environmental Action

Management will take individual responsibility to ensure that environmental issues are considered when making decisions and when planning or controlling works. This includes the minimisation of transport usage by having materials delivered from the nearest producer to our sites.

Workforce

All employees must recognise their individual responsibilities for carrying out their works in a sympathetic manner with respect to the environment.

Waste Reduction

All employees must give careful consideration to the elimination and reduction of waste.

Where recycling or re-use of a material is an economical advantage this will be considered.