Ceutica, environmental policy, occupational health and safety policy

Policies and Plans

Ceutica, a digital health and medical communications company, exists to enable communities to make better, healthier and more informed decisions.

As part of our daily business we are 
committed to occupational health and safety, the wellbeing of our team and minimising the environmental impact of our operations. 

Occupational Health and Safety

Our Health, Safety and Wellbeing Framework is designed to promote a healthy workforce, to maintain a safe system of work and to proactively support the physical and emotional wellbeing of our team and that of other people who could be affected by our work and interactions.

The Health and Safety Committee provides a forum for communication and consultation regarding implementation of health and safety strategies and operational management plans. The interests of employees and contractors are represented to enable free and open discussion with management, employee and contractor representatives. Committee strategies include (but are not limited to):

  • Ensuring occupational health, safety and environment management principles are included in organisational planning activities
  • Providing ongoing education and training to employees and contractors
  • Consulting with employees and other parties to improve decision-making on occupational health, safety and environment matters
  • Ensuring incidents are investigated and lessons are learnt within the organisation
  • Distributing occupational health, safety and environment information, including this policy, to all employees and interested parties
  • Providing enough resources to ensure occupational health, safety and environment is a central part of the organisation and
  • Ensuring effective injury management and rehabilitation is provided to all employees.

We have developed a health promotion program providing health information and activities for our team. Some of our initiatives include:

  • Tools to support employees working in, and away from, a typical office environment including ergonomic standards
  • Health and safety training programs – such as first aid, CPR
  • Regular workplace seminars on a range of health issues such as heart health diabetes, asthma, men’s and women’s health, and mental health
  • We monitor our performance and set relevant targets to help reduce work-related stress and improve the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees. Health and safety reports are issued quarterly. Each year a report is generated and discussed with Management / Directors.

Our health and safety systems ensure effective management of risks and issues. There are three levels of health and safety planning:

1. Our Health and Safety Management System Strategy is reviewed at regular intervals.

2. Three-year strategic health and safety plans are developed to reduce injury and illness and better integrate activities in the way we do business.

3. Annual operational health and safety plans ensure that activities support the work group health and safety risk profile and that adequate resources (time, people and budget) are allocated.

 

Environmental Commitment and Approach

Minimising the impact of our business and maximising awareness is core to our environmental strategy. We acknowledge that we have an impact on the environment:

  • Directly, through the conduct of our business operations
  • Indirectly, through the products and services we provide to our customers
  • Indirectly, through the products and services we procure.

Our Environment Framework is designed to reduce this environmental footprint and meet or exceed regulatory and community standards. We recognise that it's our responsibility to manage the social and environmental impacts of what we do. All our daily decision-making gives genuine consideration to balancing commercial returns, customer service and community and environmental interests. Ceutica is committed to:

  • Driving a culture of continuous environmental improvement with a focus on fuel and energy efficiency
  • Actively pursuing renewable or lower carbon fuels and energy sources
  • Reducing the amount of waste we produce, and maximising the amount reused and recycled
  • Understanding and managing our environmental risks with the goal of minimising or eliminating those risks
  • Ensuring the environment is considered in our investment and corporate strategies, procurement and the products and services we offer
  • Actively working to minimise pollution, manage waste streams and address relevant biodiversity issues
  • Committing to principles of pollution prevention and continual improvement
  • Encouraging suppliers and customers to adopt good environmental practices
  • Complying with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

The Ceutica Environment Committee provides a forum for communication and consultation regarding implementation of environmental strategies and operational management plans. Committee strategies include (but are not limited to):

  • Making sure we understand the impact we have on the environment
  • Finding new ways to reduce our impact
  • Donating leftover materials to charity
  • Considering the environmental implications of any new decisions made
  • Complying with legislation, local bylaws, and any formal government policies
  • Keeping our staff and contractors up to date with all of our environmental policies
  • Making sure our staff and contractors have the training they need
  • Considering environmental aspects in the purchase of products and services, and endeavouring to ensure the suppliers also meet high standards of environmental performance
  • Improving and expanding our Environmental Management System
  • Constantly monitoring, reviewing and reporting on our processes.

Ceutica strives for continual improvement in minimising our environmental impacts by integrating considerations of environmental sustainability in our business operations. We are currently working on the following environmental initiatives:

1. Waste & Water: Reducing our water usage, managing waste, and encouraging recycling.

2. Sustainable Sourcing: Purchasing of goods and services that won't harm the environment, economy or community.

3. Energy Efficiency: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by improving and promoting energy efficiency.

4. Paper: Reducing printing and office paper consumption

5. Travel: Increasing use of technology to minimise travel and transport.