Environmental Policy

Designworks recognise that our operations have an effect on the local, regional and global environment and that we have 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 and suppliers to do the same.

As a consequence of this, Designworks is committed to continuous improvements in environmental performance. Therefore our policy is to:

  • Comply with 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.

Designworks has identified a number of areas where direct action has been taken to minimise the environmental impact.

Through our work:

  • We were involved in creating Kendal Climate Citizens’ Jury.
  • We promote sustainable modes of transport, especially cycling, and have worked with Cumbria County Council and South Lakeland District Council on various cycling projects. We were instrumental in starting Kendal Cycle Club which is an inclusive club and encourages new cyclists.

Designworks will continually monitor its practices and implement policy and schemes to minimise the impact on the environment. Staff are verbally informed of any changes in environmental policy and practices.