The directors of Gafoor recognise that virtually all the activities in the food industry have some impact on the environment. We believe that our performance as a leading processor of high quality Halal poultry will be measured not only by our profitability, but also by our impact on the environment.
Gafoor will strive to continually improve environmental performance and prevent pollution of land, air, and water. As a business dependent on natural resources, we are acutely aware of the need to use those resources efficiently and with minimal impact on the environment.
Gafoor will measure its impact on the environment and set targets for ongoing improvement.
In support of our principles, we will:
• Integrate environmental considerations into all our business decisions and activities.
• Monitor our progress and review our environmental performance on a regular basis.
• Implement systems and procedures to ensure continuous improvement of our environmental performance.
• Educate our employees in environmental issues and the environmental impacts of their activities.
• Comply with and where feasible exceed the minimum requirements of all applicable environmental legislation.
• Encourage the adoption of similar principles from our suppliers.
To reduce the impact of our activities on the environment, our measures include to:
• Manage our energy use and explore opportunities for reducing consumption.
• Minimise the volume of waste sent to landfill, adopting the principles of the waste hierarchy and evaluating all operations.
• Minimise water use whilst maintaining our safety critical processes.
• Source all poultry from local suppliers.
• Prevent pollution.
• Monitor our carbon footprint and reduce carbon emissions.
• Where possible source raw materials, such as packaging, with a percentage of recycled content.
We will endeavour to positively impact the local environment, economy, and society as a whole by:
• Considering and minimising the impacts on local communities adjacent to our factory.
• Supporting our suppliers.
• Encouraging our customers and clients to make informed decisions about their purchases by providing environmental and sourcing information.
Gafoor will achieve these commitments by setting objectives and targets, which will be monitored and reviewed through our environmental management system. Gafoor will promote environmental responsibility and improved environmental performance across the business through employee engagement, awareness raising, participation, and training.