Our On-line Ordering System cuts down on paper trials and the need to use a paper based catalogue, therefore helping our environment.
The Aquila Environmental Policy is available below.
Aquila Environmental Policy
The business is committed to managing its environmental responsibilities and is fully compliant with UK, Republic of Ireland and EU regulations where they apply.
The Management System includes processes to plan, identify, control and review all environmental activities. Any adverse impacts are dealt with through a robust Corrective Action process to identify and eliminate the cause, thereby preventing further problems in the future.
Aquila Business Products Ltd assess and effectively manage the environmental impacts of its daily operations, reacting to any negative impact the business may be having on the environment with immediate effect and where possible reversing such impact.
The company exercises product stewardship in conjunction with its suppliers, in its approach to environmental protection.
It calls on those in the product lifecycle especially manufacturers and suppliers to share responsibility for reducing the environmental impact of products. Aquila Business Products Ltd recognises that their suppliers and product manufacturers can and must take on new responsibilities to reduce the environmental impacts of their products and will work with such organisations that take on and prove such responsibilities.
Aquila Business Products Ltd also manages its product range to ensure that products do not cause unacceptable environmental damage through its receipt, storage, and use or disposal phases. The business regularly communicates its environmental policy to all business stakeholders – shareholders, employees, customers and suppliers through various electronic communication mediums.
Our General Manager "Chris Habershon", along with all team members of Aquila maintain the Management System to ISO 14001:2004 standard, he also ensures legal and other compliances.
A representative at each Aquila Business Products Ltd location and head office overlooks and monitors the day to day control of the Environmental Management System, ensuring business:
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive
Most organisations now use some form of IT equipment on a daily basis. A consequence of this is the high volume of redundant electrical equipment. The new WEEE directive is aimed at encouraging recycling and reusage of electrical and electronic equipment where possible and the correct disposal of such products.
In short the WEEE directive aims to:
The business currently sells 2430 products, which have a recyclable content of 50% or more. Aquila Business Products Ltd is continually attempting to increase this number of products within the portfolio with the assistance of suppliers.
Q Connect is one of Aquila Business Products Ltd's own brand range, with over 15,000 products within the good quality, low cost range. Aquila Business Products Ltd adopts the same low cost monitoring principles as with other suppliers with its own brand suppliers. The products are made using modern and well equipped manufacturing tools, housed within modern factories to minimise wastage and ensure the highest possible standards are met at all times.
Office Basics is a low cost alternative to premium ink, toner, and fax supplies. The range is rapidly expanding and comprises of over 300 products, including laser cartridges, inkjet supplies, fax cartridges and drum kits.
The business offers a comprehensive range of furniture within its product portfolio.
All furniture within the range is supplied by a business that holds FSC and ISO 14001 certification. These coveted certifications were extremely influential during Aquila Business Products Ltd’s decision making process when choosing a furniture supplier.
Packaging and WasteAquila Business Products Ltd is continually investigating ways to improve the business’s waste disposal operations between locations in order to minimise the effect on the environment.
Transport EfficiencyAquila Business Products Ltd's transport fleet is the most fundamental part of the business’s supply chain, as getting orders to customers on time, every time is an absolute necessity in the business’s competitive marketplace.