Environmental Policy

Recognising a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements.

Last updated: May 2023

Introduction

Intrepid recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods, with regular review points. We will encourage customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same. We are aiming to achieve the carbon net zero no late than 2030 so to ensure we are well in advance of the government carbon net zero 2050 program. Net zero means any emissions would be balanced by schemes to offset an equivalent amount of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, such as planting trees or using technology like carbon capture and storage.

Policy Aims

Intrepid endeavour to:

  • Comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements.

  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance.

  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.

  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.

  • Increase employee awareness and training.

Paper

  • We will minimise the use of paper in the office and will use electronic alternatives as much as possible.

  • We will reduce packaging as much as possible.

  • We will seek to buy recycled and recyclable paper products.

  • We will reuse and recycle all paper where possible.

Energy and water

  • We will seek to reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible.

  • Lights and electrical equipment will be switched off when not in use. Where possible we will use motion o timer settings as applicable.

  • Heating will be adjusted with energy consumption in mind.

  • The energy consumption and efficiency of new products will be taken into account when purchasing.

Office supplies

  • We will evaluate if the need can be met in another way.

  • We will evaluate if renting/sharing is an option before purchasing equipment.

  • We will evaluate the environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase.

  • We will favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible.

  • We will reuse and recycle everything we are able to by installing recycling bins.

Transportation

  • We will encourage our flexible working arrangements, ensuring that trips to the office are kept to a minimum for team working requirements, company meetings and to retain a sense of company culture.

  • We will reduce the need to travel outside of the office, restricting to necessary trips only.

  • We will promote the use of travel alternatives such as e-mail or video/phone conferencing.

  • We will make additional efforts to accommodate the needs of those using public transport or bicycles.

  • We will favour ‘green’ vehicles and will encourage our employees to use green vehicles.

Monitoring and Improvement

  • We will comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements.

  • We will continually improve and monitor environmental performance.

  • We will continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.

  • We will incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.

  • We will increase employee awareness through knowledge sharing and other employee initiatives.

  • We will review this policy and any related business issues at our quarterly management meetings.

Culture

  • We will involve staff in the implementation of this policy, for greater commitment and improved performance.

  • We will provide staff with relevant environmental training.

  • We will work with suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors to encourage them to improve their environmental performance.