1.1 To define the most appropriate courses of action to achieve social, economic and environmental sustainable best practice, to ensure our company’s present and future decisions can be made strategically for the good of the company and the community. In particular we aim to deliver sustainability by working with our supply chain for the benefit of our customers by systematically integrating sustainability considerations into day-to-day activities alongside quality, risk and cost.
2.1 Sustainability for Dale Power Solutions involves all of our activities including our suppliers, partners, clients, employees, stakeholders and the communities in which we operate as we manage and control our Supply Chain, Technology, Community, People, Environment, and Economic performance.
2.2 Dale Power Solutions management systems meet the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems, BS EN ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management Systems, BS OHSAS 18001:2007 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and BS 8903 – Principles and Framework for Procuring Sustainably.
3.1 Sustainability Policy
Whilst providing and protecting our client’s business continuity with secure power solutions motivates and inspires us to provide world-class customer service, we acknowledge that our activities have a potential impact on the environment and communities in which we operate. We therefore have a duty to ensure we proactively manage these activities in a responsible and ethical manner.
We do this through the implementation of this sustainability policy.
Our business faces many challenges and opportunities and due to their direct impact on us and our stakeholders we have prioritized the following areas for us to manage: Supply chain, technology,
community, people, environment and economic performance.
We are committed to:
• Ensuring our supply chain has responsible social and environmental practices.
• Continuous innovative development of product and service solutions.
• Managing our social responsibility by giving back to communities by volunteering and donating resources.
• Creating an environment of trust, and giving our employee’s access to learning opportunities and challenging work assignments, so they can realise their true potential as individuals and
contribute to the company’s progress.
• Minimizing our environmental impacts in the areas of waste, water, energy and air quality.
• Managing risk and opportunities and operate within the law.
• Reporting on our sustainability performance annually.
3.2 Sustainability Model
This Sustainability Model provides and outline of the areas that Dale Power Solutions recognise are important sustainability values.
3.2.2 Supply Chain
Dale Power Solutions is committed to maintaining an ethically responsible multi-channel supply chain and:
• Consider customers and Supply Chain as equal partners in achieving sustainability objectives.
• Support Sustainable communities where practical by ensuring our supply chain invests in local proficiency and capabilities which encourages positive outcomes for the environment, economy
and society from our activities.
• Look at what we buy and the associated cost, evaluate that our suppliers are also organisations with an ethical CSR policy.
• Effectively monitor performance and audit our suppliers to support our evidence.
• New and current Suppliers receive the Vendor Assessment Questionnaire.
• We design product that is assembled from pre manufactured components, majority of which are manufactured to mechanical and electrical standards. We do not purchase any raw materials
through our supply chain.
• The UK government encourages British companies trading in natural resources from the DRC (Congo) to do so in a way which is socially, economically and environmentally responsible. DPS
support the OECD guidance and guidelines. (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.) and the United-States Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection
Our commitment is to continuously investigate new innovative products or services and develop existing products and services to eradicate or minimise environmental impact…
Dale Power Solutions is committed to making a sustainable positive impact on the communities in which we operate. We aim to make a distinctive contribution to equality and social development through the establishment of effective partnerships and programs that make best use of the energies and skills of our employees. These include:
Essential to our future and provide opportunities for members of our local community to gain and establish themselves a career in Dale Power Solutions.
• STEM Ambassador Program
Dale encourages our employees, including Apprentices, to become nationally recognised STEM Ambassadors who can engage with our local community to promote STEM subjects (science,
technology, engineering and mathematics) and apprenticeships.
• Volunteering and donating resources
Dale engages with all of our local schools and colleges to assist with a variety of events including Interview skills, CV writing, one-to-one student mentoring, and work experience placements, etc.
Dale proactively encourages our employees to participate in fundraising activities for charities and has a nominated charity itself the Company supports.
Community engagement is also achieved by participating in community projects and allow employees time off from work to participate.
• Yorkshire Coast Employability Charter
Dale have signed up to the Charter to help our local community engage with industry and help to increase employability skills.
• Apprenticemakers Community and Apprenticeship Ambassador Network
Dale are members of both the Apprenticemaker Community and the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network. The Apprenticemaker Community key focus is to encourage peer to peer support and
experience sharing between businesses. The aim of the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network is to deliver the national targets for apprenticeships such as the ambition to double the number of
workplaces who employ apprentices from 10% to 20%. Dale play an active role in support and promotion within these forums.
• 5% Club
On a wider scope Dale are members of the 5% Club who’s member aim is to work towards, achieve and maintain 5% of the workforce in an apprenticeship or sponsored graduate education.
Dale play an active role in support and promotion within this forum.
Our people are our most important asset and the key to our success. That’s why we respect one another, and consistently demonstrate honesty and commitment in our words and actions. We believe in creating an environment of trust, and giving people access to learning opportunities and challenging work assignments, so they can realise their true potential as individuals and contribute to the company’s progress and in turn provide our clients with world class customer service.
Succession planning provides a focus to ensure our workforce meet the requirements set out in the business strategy. This includes employee development, appraisal, training and promotion.
Key to this success is health and safety compliance, maintaining BS OHSAS18001 certification and ensuring we have a safe and competent workforce who’s impact on the health and safety of those where we operate is zero.
In the pursuit of achieving environmental best practice Dale Power Solutions targets are:
• Legislative Compliance
To comply with and, where appropriate, exceed all applicable legislative requirements and those of our stakeholders and other interested parties.
• Energy Management
To actively measure and take appropriate actions to reduce our carbon footprint. To document and maintain preventative maintenance schedules for all applicable equipment to regulatory
requirements. To actively seek the most energy efficient equipment at the time of replacing or adding new capital equipment.
• Water Management
Whilst water use at Dale Power Solutions facilities is for domestic use only and obtained from bore holes, the usage of water is measured, and reported. No water is used in any manufacturing
• Air Emissions
The only direct emissions to air from DPS processes are from vehicle use with indirect emissions coming from energy use and our supply chain. We will continually measure and monitor emission
as part of our carbon footprint. We will manage air emissions from vehicles to reduce therefore impact on the environment wherever feasible.
• Waste Management
o To continually review waste disposal methods, including collection arrangements ensuring hazardous wastes are stored on site for the minimum practicable period.
o To reduce consumption of materials in all operations, reuse rather than dispose whenever feasible, and promote recycling and the use of recycled materials as segregation of waste
is very important for us to reduce our impact on the environment. Segregated waste facilities are available and all employees are trained and advised to use them, activities which are
subsequently audited. Waste performances are reported both internally and for regulatory bodies.
o As a company we fulfill our duty to apply the waste hierarchy as required by regulation 12 of the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011.
o Prevention: to take measures prior to a substance, material or product becoming waste, to reduce the quantity, the adverse impact or the content of harmful substances of the waste.
o Preparing for re-use: checking, cleaning or repairing recovery operations, so products or components that have become waste are prepared so that they can be re-used without
any other pre-processing.
o Recycling: any recovery operation by which waste materials are reprocessed into products, materials or substances whether for the original or other purposes.
o Other recovery: any operation which results in waste serving a useful purpose in the plant or wider economy.
o Disposal: any operation which is not recovery, as listed above.
• Hazardous Substances
To continually reduce the amounts of hazardous substances used in process and to review alternative processes. Procedures are in place for handling Hazardous waste, hazardous product
and managing spillages
To improve the landscape of the premises we own with the aim of enhancing the working environment and lessening the negative visual impact of the factory for the local community.
Market products that are safe to use, make efficient use of resources, and which can be reused, recycled or disposed of safely.
DPS will measure the economic impact of sustainability and our policies and will report on performance annually.
4.1 Ultimately this is the responsibility of the senior management team and all employees.
5.1 QHW007~Environmental Awareness~Rev 0.pdf
5.2 QHP029~Environmental Effects~Rev 0.pdf
5.3 QHW004~Safety Health & Environmental Team~Rev 1.pdf