Environment and Sustainability Policy

Caring for the environment is an integral to our thinking and our aim is to reduce the impact on the environment from our operations


Our basic principles are:

Lawcris has a vision for the future – it’s based on growth and success but importantly acknowledging our responsibility to protect and enhance the environment for future generations, and making a significant contribution towards sustainable development in all aspects of its work.

  • To comply with all relevant environmental legislation for all countries within which the Company operates and strive to follow up to date best practice and industry guidance throughout the Company.

  • Continually seek to improve its environmental performance.

  • To ensure that our employees, customers and suppliers are aware of and share our aims and


  • To provide a safe environment for staff and a safety and environmentally positive culture across the



The principles will be delivered by actions promoted and supported by everyone in the business and by people and businesses which engage with our company:

  • We will reduce all waste wherever possible and then to maximise the reuse/ recycle of residual waste.

  • We will use energy responsibly in all our premises through the procurement of energy efficient equipment and raising staff awareness.

  • We will seek to eliminate unnecessary travel by using conference and video meetings where they offer a reasonable alternative.

  • We will encourage car sharing and use of public transport where practicable.

  • We will have a focus on the environment and sustainability in our operational and strategic

    decision-making processes.

  • We will improve the understanding and awareness of environmental and sustainability issues via

    training , team talks, notice boards etc

  • We will encourage all employees to apply the environmental values promoted within Lawcris to

    their lives outside the workplace and within the community

  • We will work closely with Suppliers and Customers and encourage them to share our

    commitments and to assist us in improving our environmental and sustainability performance and meeting our objectives in those areas.


Our commitments will be monitored and reported.

We will measure our impact on the environment and record our performance and improvement.

Improvement targets and initiatives will be shared across the company and successes will be reported and shared.

Responsibility for developing policies and processes rests with the MD and Senior Directors. To enhance the culture and develop environment and sustainability awareness we will:

  • Make Environment and sustainability a regular item on the agenda for Monthly Management meetings.

  • Report our performance at monthly meetings.

  • Agree Initiatives and policies which will be promoted and displayed on Team Noticeboards.

    In addition, we will work closely with both Customers and Suppliers in support of their objectives, whilst pursuing our own aims.


To demonstrate our commitments to the environment , Lawcris holds and will continue to hold both FSC® CO19769 (Forest Stewardship Council®) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) certification and continue to support aims to promote the use of materials that are certified with these marks. The company is consistently assessing Suppliers’ ability to ensure their products are manufactured from timbers that are sourced from certified locations.

FSC® CO19769

FSC® is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

Established in 1993 as a response to concerns over global deforestation, FSC® is a pioneer forum where the global consensus on responsible forest management convenes and through democratic process effects solutions to the pressures facing the world’s forests and forest-dependent communities.

FSC® certification provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value.

FSC® is nationally represented in more than 50 countries around the world.


PEFC UK Ltd was established in 2000 and is the member of PEFC International, an international non-profit, nongovernmental organisation dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification. PEFC International is an umbrella organisation that endorses national forest certification systems developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions.

PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. Thanks to its eco-label, customers and consumers are able to identify products from sustainably managed forests.

Policy Date : 06/10/2022

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