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OUR PLANS In 2018/19, the Specsavers partnership will: Governance • • implement ISO 14001-2015-compliant Waste and recycling • cups in our UK support offices • unwanted furniture and fittings as we progress our our larger UK support offices support office refurbishments upgrade the ISO 14001 accreditation at ISO 14001-2015 standard • eliminate the provision of single-use plastic carrier bags in our UK stores • investigate group waste-service contracts for our increase awareness of plastic-waste issues, both stores, to decrease cost, improve recycling levels internally and within our wider supply chain, and enhance associated reporting through our global environment team • continue to develop routes for the reuse of environmental management systems across Airways Optical Limited to the improved • eliminate the provision of non-recyclable coffee • Szatmár Optikai continue to develop our Keep Guernsey Green Award (KGGA) status in line with the reduce liquid and non-liquid waste streams at • continue with a project to save 2.8 million pieces of paper a year, as well as reducing printer ink and scheme’s objectives energy use, by halting the use of job tickets at Vision Labs Energy procurement and supply • continue to monitor progress of our automated meter readings platform and strategy Communication and engagement • Energy use and efficiency • install an upgraded transformer at Vision Labs to improve the site’s energy efficiency • leverage our Keep Guernsey Green Award (KGGA) status to engage with suppliers on local environmental issues • continue to work with relevant groups and trade associations on environmental themes continue to monitor developments in low- carbon, self-generation energy and explore the use of PV technology (solar panels) to generate energy on site at our Guernsey support office, and at least one manufacturing and distribution location • • ‘We are very proud to receive the first gold standard Keep Guernsey commence energy-efficiency auditing for our Green Award. We take our commitment to the Guernsey community very UK portfolio, to ensure compliance with phase seriously and work hard to reduce the impact of our operations through two of ESOS (Energy Saving Opportunities robust environmental and waste-management policies.’ Scheme) regulations Dame Mary Perkins, Specsavers co-founder continue the use of enhanced energy-monitoring systems and smart meter data to improve energy efficiency and reduce consumption Water • investigate ways to reduce water usage in our stores and offer water-recycling equipment options to those with on-site lab facilities 38 Vauvert Primary School in Guernsey receives recycling pods following the refurbishment of our support office. 39