Environmental Policy

1. Introduction

South Wales Medical Services (SWMS) recognizes the importance of environmental responsibility and is committed to minimizing its environmental impact through sustainable practices. This Environmental Policy outlines our dedication to protecting the environment, conserving resources, and promoting eco-friendly initiatives.

2. Environmental Commitment

2.1. SWMS is committed to:

  • Minimizing the organization’s carbon footprint and environmental impact.
  • Complying with all applicable environmental laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Continuously improving environmental performance by setting goals and objectives.

3. Key Principles

3.1. Resource Conservation: We will minimize the consumption of natural resources, such as energy, water, and materials, through efficient use and responsible sourcing.

3.2. Waste Reduction: We will strive to reduce waste generation, promote recycling, and minimize the disposal of hazardous waste.

3.3. Energy Efficiency: We will implement energy-efficient practices, such as optimizing lighting, heating, cooling, and equipment usage, to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

3.4. Water Conservation: We will promote water-saving measures and the responsible use of water resources across our facilities.

3.5. Eco-Friendly Procurement: We will prioritize the selection of environmentally-friendly products and services that have a reduced impact on the environment.

3.6. Pollution Prevention: We will take measures to prevent pollution, including the proper management of hazardous substances and the reduction of emissions.

3.7. Community Engagement: We will engage with our employees, patients, and local communities to raise awareness about environmental issues and encourage sustainable practices.

4. Responsibilities

4.1. All employees, contractors, and stakeholders are responsible for adhering to this policy and contributing to its successful implementation.

4.2. Department heads and managers will ensure that their teams understand and follow environmentally-friendly practices.

5. Continuous Improvement

5.1. SWMS is committed to regularly monitoring, measuring, and reviewing its environmental performance to identify opportunities for improvement.

5.2. We will establish environmental goals and objectives to drive ongoing progress in reducing our environmental footprint.

6. Communication and Training

6.1. SWMS will communicate this policy to all employees, contractors, and stakeholders and provide training on environmental best practices.

7. Review and Update

7.1. This policy will be reviewed periodically to ensure its effectiveness and alignment with changing environmental standards and priorities.

8. Conclusion

SWMS is dedicated to being an environmentally responsible organization, promoting sustainable practices that benefit both our operations and the planet. This Environmental Policy reflects our commitment to conserving resources, reducing waste, and fostering a culture of environmental stewardship.


Simon Garratt
Managing Director
18th August 2023