Environmental, Sustainability and Governance
Midland Pest Control Ltd recognise that in our day-to-day operations we inevitably impact on the environment in a number of ways and we endeavour to minimise the potentially harmful effects of such activity wherever and whenever possible. In 2010, both company Directors achieved the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Level 2 Award in Environmental Principles and Best Practice. As a consequence of this, we are committed to continuous improvements in sustainability and environmental performance, along with the prevention of pollution.
Midland Pest Control use environmentally safe and sustainable energy sources to meet its needs where possible and, by coordinating route planning, we seek to realise the dual benefits of reduced fuel consumption and lower exhaust emissions. In 2021/2022 we have changed 50% of our fleet to hybrid vehicles. In 2023/2024 we are looking to extend this further by replacing any diesel vehicles, with fully electric. In addition, Midland Pest Control plan to install solar power at the office in 2023 to further meet our aims to reach net zero.
To further improve sustainability and our lessen environmental impact, Technicians are recruited to work within or close to the areas in which they live, as far as is practically possible.
As part of our corporate environmental pest control strategy is sustainable waste management, we recognise our responsibilities to recycle materials wherever possible. We aim to minimise waste, especially hazardous waste, and we dispose of all waste through safe a responsible method. All hazardous waste is returned to our supplier to ensure that it is disposed of in a safe and appropriate manner. We also recycle any plastic chemical containers by returning them to the suppliers. All paper, cardboard and ink cartridges are recycled, by using a separate bins at the office premises and stores.
Midland Pest Control have recently become members of Ecologi and are proud to be helping to fund a broad range of projects that evidence a reduction or avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions. We are helping to restore nature by funding the planting of 130 trees per month and are reducing our carbon footprint by 2.25 tonnes of CO2 every month.
We also conduct self-evaluation of our performance in implementing these principles and in complying with all applicable laws and regulations. We understand the importance of engaging others to develop an integrated and common approach.