The new Environmental Management System (EMS) implemented by Linfox has been designed to identify, control and record environmental hazards.
It was created as a result of audits at Linfox sites across Asia and Australia and will be applied to five different areas of the business: warehousing and distribution of general goods; warehousing and distribution of dangerous or hazardous materials; distribution only operations; truck wash and service centres; and offices/administrative sites.
The new EMS will include:
• An environmental checklist to audit performance;
• Site plans to identify spill kits, waste bins and recycling stations;
• Adopting an environmental incident reporting process; and
• Developing waste management plans.
“The EMS monitors ongoing environmental performance, addresses issues as they arise and ensures there is a proper reporting system. It also ensures that our sites meet their legal obligations,” says Linfox Group Manager Sustainability, David McInnes.
“The pilot implementations of the EMS have produced very positive feedback and we will roll it out to all our sites during the year.”