Environmental Policy

Oakdene Hollins is a science-led, circular economy consultancy that delivers creative, strategic and practical solutions to clients aiming to be sustainability leaders in their field.

We deliver technical, economic and policy analysis research and consultancy services relating to the circular economy, sustainable products and innovative technologies and materials sectors.  We can contribute to sustainable development not only through our advice and research, but also in the way we conduct our business.  We seek substantial improvements in resource and carbon-intensity that result in a long-term transformation in our methods of working.  This means collaborating with customers, partners and suppliers in a creative process of change which we take responsibility in leading.

We operate an Environmental Management System that has been registered to ISO 14001:2015. 

Our Environmental Policy is summarised below:

Our commitment to the environment

  • We support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 12 to, by 2030:

    • achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources;

    • achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment;

    • substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse;

    • encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle;

    • promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities.

  • We promote the adoption of the circular economy and remanufacturing through our support for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

  • We promote and buy EU Ecolabelled and other sustainable products and services.

  • We provide staff to support universities with courses related to the circular economy.

  • We work with customers and partners to define more environmentally sustainable ways of meeting their objectives; we review and continuously try to improve our own environmental performance; and we ensure our key suppliers and contractors are aware of our policy and that - wherever possible - they operate to similar standards.

Our EMS forms part of the induction training for all staff, and is reviewed annually to ensure that it continues to be effective.  Our overall aims are to reduce our like-for-like environmental impact year-on-year, to maintain our ISO 14001:2015 registration, and to communicate our commitment to the environment to our stakeholders.