The aim of Dynamic Office Seating Ltd is to be the principal source of supply for the delivery of office seating and furniture to the UK and Irish retail market. In doing so we recognise that our operations will have an impact on the environment.
Concern for the environment will be a fundamental part of decision making in all aspects of the company's activities, including capital investment and in allocation of resources. All company sites will implement and support the environmental management system that is appropriate to their potential environmental impact.
We can reassure our customers that we are trying to avoid a price increase – but the picture is changing quickly. Dynamic will as always be clear and uncomplicated in its approach and will notify you if things need to change.
- Summary statement: Dynamic is committed to actions and procedures that will have a minimal effect on the environment. Where possible the company and its employees will positively reinforce established best practice when actions are likely to have an effect on the environment
- Recycling: Waste materials are sorted by type within Dynamic premises. Separate disposal points are established throughout the business for paper, plastics, glass and non-landfill waste products. These are separated within Dynamic premises and assigned for collection to recycling programmes
- All employees are made aware of these recycling policies on induction
- Paperless policy: The company is committed to reducing the use of paper and toner within its ongoing business. Employees are trained in the importance of reducing usage of these materials in their working practises. When possible employees store information electronically and avoid printing. Our goal is to reduce the usage of paper and where possible use only re-cycled paper products
- Transport: Dynamic is fully aware of the implications to the environment of its transport usage. All drivers are made aware of the importance of eco driving practices when using company vehicles. Where possible company vehicles have high eco credentials (Dynamic has several hybrid or plug in electric vehicles in its fleet)
- Suppliers: Dynamic places a responsibility for environmental responsibility on its suppliers. Visits to manufacturing facilities are undertaken by Dynamic management and checks on actions and practices within those facilities are checked. The company considers key suppliers' environmental policies and credentials as part of the process for evaluation and selection
- Energy: Dynamic is committed to reducing carbon emissions created by using energy for the lighting, heating and cooling of its premises. All staff are instructed on the importance of ensuring lights are switched off in non-populated areas. Heating is reduced or switched-off when not required. Where possible warehouses utilise "live area only" passive infra-red operated lighting systems to reduce energy usage
- Legal obligations: Dynamic ensures, as a minimum, compliance with all applicable legal requirements, as well as meeting or exceeding other requirements appropriate to the company's activities. Dynamic will monitor and report, internally and externally, the environmental impact of the company's operations. It strives for continuous environmental improvement through the setting and reviewing of objectives and targets
- Holistic: Dynamic will operate in ways that contribute to lowering energy and fuel usage, reducing carbon emissions, and where possible, reduce and recycle waste throughout the entire supply chain. We continually analyse our activities to ensure any risk of pollution, contamination or other environmental impact is controlled and, if possible eliminated.
Dynamic strives for pricing stability
The recent political decisions around our exit from the EU have some well documented, and short term disastrous, effects on the £ to € rate. The £ to $ fares little better at the moment. As we, in common with most UK and European distributors and manufacturers, buy a large majority of our products and components in either euros or dollars it is placing a large burden on our margins.
We have elected to “ride the storm” for as long as we can. We cannot continue with this policy if the weakened sterling continues to be deflated in value. We are monitoring the situation daily with two criteria in mind:
- We need to maintain the high levels of product and service that our customers value.
- We need to ensure that whilst we remain competitive, we are also commercially sound.
Economists and other pundits are split on where this may end. Nobody has a definitive version of future events as they will unveil on the currency markets and in the investment houses.