The British Science Association recognises the importance of reducing its environmental footprint and will take steps to make its office and business both sustainable and ethical. In particular, the British Science Association will:
Promote awareness amongst its staff and volunteers of the importance of sustainability issues and how we can make a difference both as an organisation and individually. This will include:
i. Guidelines and recommendations for staff to be discussed with existing staff
ii. Guidelines and recommendations for staff to be included in the staff induction pack for all newcomers
Explore ways of off-setting the carbon footprint generated by the British Science Association's programmes in order to implement the most effective and appropriate method.
Use recycled paper for all of its stationery supply, including copy paper, letter-headed paper, envelopes and printed publications.
Ensure that all printers, lights and other electrical equipment are switched off every evening where practical.
Reduce office and personal waste, aiming to recycle as much as possible.
Provide an interest-free loan to staff wishing to purchase a bike for commuting to work.
Undertake not to use air travel inside the UK unless absolutely necessary.