With this in mind, it makes excellent business and community sense for the Company and its staff to strive towards best practice in environmental management for all operations. Additionally, to fulfil its obligations as a corporate citizen to the broader community, and to future generations TST has made a positive commitment to operate all sectors of the business in an ecologically sustainable manner.
TST’s Environmental Management Policy extends and interfaces with the company's Quality Policy and Occupational Health Safety Policy to formalise this commitment with an integrated management approach to better ensure all activities are carried out in a safe and indistinguishable way without risk to the health of staff, clients, visitors, and the environment.
With these issues in mind, in 2010, TST established a committee of management to explore the range of possibilities to introduce a greener approach in the many cleaning contracts then operating and in particular to examine similar approaches for new tenders and renewed or extended contracts. With reference to the NSW Environmental Protection Authority and related legislation TST has progressively adopted an environmental policy that is expandable and grows with each new contract and is also flexible enabling it to meet the progressive legislative and regulatory changes as they occur.
The broad policy was adopted in late 2010 and contains the following principles:
In order to establish the culture and practices implied in these principles, management has assumed the responsibility for the development and oversight of the company’s long term strategy to achieve Integrated Management Certification (IMS) and position it ahead of the pack in terms of responsible environmental management.
TST has included the following areas as targets for improving the company’s performance;
Air Quality management
Chemical use management
Community awareness – staff training