The Møller Institute is fully committed to minimising the environmental impact of its activities and services by meeting all legislative, regulatory and legal requirements, and preventing pollution.
This includes the setting of clear, realistic objectives and measuring progress towards this goal.
At the core of this commitment is the implementation and continual improvement of an Environmental Management System (EMS), based on the internationally recognised
The EMS provides a framework to manage the Centre’s focus on the following:
Meeting legislation, regulations and legal requirements
Using the Environmental Agency for guidance, we have identified our specific requirements and have procedures in place to ensure we are meeting them.
An Environmental Aspects Register has been created to identify and measure the impact of our business on the environment. Our methodology has identified energy use and waste as the aspects most likely to cause pollution.
Setting measurable objectives
We have identified ‘Carbon emission per delegate’ as a key measurement and this guides our commitment to reducing energy use across the Centre.
Efficient energy use
We have implemented procedures in all departments to increase efficiency, such as daily monitoring of our Building Management System. Over the past three years, we have replaced approximately 80% of our lighting with more energy efficient lamps, including 75% of our Main Building with LEDs.
Reducing and recycling waste
We use a co-mingled recycling system, which means approximately 50% of our waste is recycled including paper, cardboard, cans, plastics and glass. We bottle our own drinking water, re-using bottles repeatedly.
Our purchasing policy requires staff to consider the environmental impact of all procurement and to be demanding of our suppliers. For example, all fish is MSC certified and all hen eggs are free-range from a farm in Bedfordshire.
Monthly departmental meetings, staff newsletters and quarterly staff meetings are used to provide a ‘Sustainability Update’ to all staff. New staff inductions communicate the Environmental Policy and staff reviews monitor contribution to minimising waste and resource use.
Communicating to stakeholders
Our Environmental Policy is available to all stakeholders, specifically via our website.
Our Green Committee
Our Green Committee comprises members of each department and meets quarterly to discuss ideas and solutions to ensure we are continuously improving our procedures both departmentally and as a business.
The Waste Hierarchy
We are committed to using the Waste Hierarchy principle as a way of helping educate all staff in the most efficient ways of minimising waste.
- Reduce the amount of waste produced
- Reuse materials repeatedly
- Recycle materials to make new products
- Recover energy from waste created
- Landfill as the last option
We are determined to do everything within our control to ensure future generations can benefit from our activities, rather than be hindered by them.