Browning Environmental aims to conduct its business in a responsible, sustainable way and to encourage, wherever practical, its suppliers and clients to do the same.
This means we are committed to monitoring and continually increasing the positive impacts, and reducing the negative impacts, that our activities have both on society and the environment.
We do this across four key areas:
1. Human Rights & Human Capital
Browning Environmental strives to be an equal opportunities employer and to create a safe, fair and progressive culture that also reflects the organisations it works with.
The company will uphold the principles contained in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation’s fundamental conventions on core labour standards. Among other commitments, this means that Browning Environmental will:
- select and promote its people on the basis of qualifications and merit, without discrimination or concern for race, religion, national origin, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability
- support training and career development
- provide a safe and civilised workplace free from sexual harassment or offensive behaviour
2. Marketing & Ethics Policy
As a strategic communications consultancy, Browning Environmental can indirectly influence the behaviour of individuals for or against the benefit of the environment or the wider interests of society on behalf of its clients.
Browning Environmental is fundamentally committed to communication used to drive positive change. To prevent miscommunication of information, Browning Environmental endeavors to:
- comply with applicable regulations and self-regulatory codes of practice in the countries in which it operates.
- not undertake work designed to mislead in any respect, including on social, environmental and human rights issues.
- not undertake work which contains statements, suggestions or images offensive to general public decency or on minority segments of the population, whether that minority be by race, religion, national origin, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.
3. Environmental Policy
Browning Environmental has world-leading knowledge on many aspects of effective environmental management, and is committed to monitoring and reducing the direct impact of its operations on the environment. We monitor and set quantitative targets for reducing our environmental impacts in the following three areas:
- Energy use – we endeavor to minimise energy consumption through a number of strategies including a strict ‘switch-off’ policy for all electrical equipment, and the use of energy efficient light fittings and appliances where available. We consider energy efficiency as a key factor when purchasing electrical equipment.
- Resource consumption – We use fairly-traded and environmentally-friendly products as a first preference, and use paper that is either recycled or FSC-certified. We aim to reduce office waste to the maximum, and strive for a zero-waste policy in all our operations. We recycle waste material where feasible, and reuse and reduce our overall consumption of resources. We encourage the use of refillable bottles and the use of tap water.
- Transport – we encourage employees, associates and stakeholders to commute via public transport or by bike where feasible. We keep business travel to a minimum and use public transport where possible. We fly only for essential trips.
4. Supply Chain Policy
Browning Environmental actively reviews sustainability risks in its supply chain, using only suppliers that comply with relevant environmental and social regulations, and, where practicable, have demonstrated a commitment to good social and environmental practices.