Environmental Improvement Targets

As part of our Waste Management & Environmental Policy, DBM set annual environmental objectives and targets and are committed to a programme of continuous improvement in environmental performance. These targets are regularly reviewed and form part of our assessment for ISO14001:2004.

2017/18 Environmental Improvement Targets

  1. To publish our Environmental Improvement targets for 2017/18, and successes for 2016/17.
  2. To commission a review of energy efficient heating/controls across the Currant Group, in line with new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Regulations due to come into force from 1st April 2018, and make recommendations to improve ratings.
  3. To document product life cycles of all paper, envelopes and printed materials supplied to the business from development to end-of-life, in order to reduce our environmental impacts, taking into account services, supply chains and how products and services are developed.
  4. To negotiate a three year energy deal for the Currant Group, to include electric and gas.
  5. To review our consumption of water, and consider an alternative provider, following deregulation of Water April 2017, ensuring the very best rate for the Currant Group.
  6. To dispose of remaining redundant Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), in line with company policy.
  7. To review the Product Packaging Regulations.

2016/17 Environmental Improvement Targets

  1. To publish our Environmental Improvement targets for 2016/17, and successes for 2015/16.
  2. To commission an independent Strategic Business Review and fully transition from ISO 14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015 during our next planned re-assessment – August 2017.
  3. To increase our recycled waste by successfully introducing new recycled waste streams. During 2016/17 dbm recycled nearly 60 tonnes (122 pallets) of recycled waste, more than doubling the previous years figure.
  4. To dispose of redundant Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), in line with company policy.
  5. To source a competitively priced, fixed-term, three year energy plan for the dbm Warehouse premises.

2015/16 Environmental Improvement Targets

  1. To share results (promote successes) of our 2014/15 environmental improvement targets, and communicate new targets for 2015/16.
  2. To continue to monitor, and seek to improve, our annual recycled waste statistics (per tonne), ensuring that the Waste Hierarchy is applied correctly at all times.
  3. To monitor and seek to reduce our energy consumption, by reviewing the findings of an independent, Energy Efficiency Fund survey, and tracking energy use and spend, using a new online Energy Toolkit.
  4. To review the findings of an independent Fire Risk Assessment.
  5. To arrange for appointed waste contractor, (approved by the Environment Agency as an authorised treatment facility AATF and Asset Disposal and Information Security Alliance ADISA certified), to securely dispose of end of life Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
  6. To document the product life cycles of all our envelope and paper suppliers, in order to reduce our environmental impacts, taking into account services, supply chains and how products and services are developed.
  7. To review the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems revisions, once published.

Further Information

Environmental Standards
DBM ISO14001:2004 Certificate (PDF)
DBM Waste Management and Environmental Policy (PDF)