Our commitment to reducing the impact of harmful chemicals on the environment

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As leaders in the food safety, industrial cleaning, and maintenance industry in New Zealand, we recognise our responsibility for the potential harm our activities may have on the environment, both locally and globally.

Businesses and consumers are becoming more aware of the impact harmful chemicals have on our planet, and we are, too. That’s why our Environmental Impact Policy outlines our commitment to conducting all our activities with a high standard of care to maximise waste reduction and prevent pollution.

Adherence to relevant requirements

As a company and a team, we adhere to all relevant requirements, including industry codes of practice, AS/NZ national standards, and guidelines. We ensure that our operations align with the highest environmental standards by staying up-to-date with regulations and best practices.

Continuous monitoring and improvement

We continuously monitor and review our targets to improve our environmental performance. By regularly assessing our practices and setting ambitious goals, we strive to enhance our sustainability efforts and minimise our ecological footprint.

Resource conservation through efficient use of water and energy

Reducing consumption of natural resources is a key focus for us. We prioritise efficient water and energy use in our operations, actively looking for ways to minimise waste, optimise consumption, and promote conservation.

Responsible waste management

Segregating and disposing of waste responsibly is crucial to our environmental commitment. We have implemented waste reduction programmes to minimise the waste that goes directly to landfills. Additionally, we collaborate with our suppliers to investigate waste reduction initiatives, ensuring that waste products entering our business and our clients’ businesses are reduced as much as possible.

Environmentally certified products

We offer a range of environmentally certified products to provide sustainable choices for our clients. By opting for these products, our clients can contribute to minimising their own environmental impact.

Responsible purchasing decisions

We make purchasing decisions in line with our commitment to reduce our environmental impact. By choosing suppliers and products that align with our sustainability goals, we ensure that our procurement processes contribute to the overall improvement of our environmental performance.

Continuous improvement and annual policy review

We promote a system of continuous improvement within our organisation. This includes the annual review of our environmental policy and procedures to identify areas for enhancement and ensure that our practices remain aligned with the latest industry standards.

We have implemented an Environmental Impact, Aspect, and Risk Register to effectively manage our environmental impact. This register ensures that all our work activities that could adversely impact the environment are thoroughly assessed and appropriate measures are taken to mitigate any risks.

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Sustainability has become a core consideration for businesses as they seek to minimise their environmental footprint and contribute to a greener future.

We believe in providing a safe and healthy environment for all, both at our premises and our clients’ sites. By prioritising sustainability, we aim to contribute to the protection and preservation of New Zealand’s environment for current and future generations.

The way we conduct ourselves is a reflection of the kind of business we strive to be. With integrity, honesty, and transparency, you can trust the Rapid team to get the job done right, every time.

If you are looking for a trusted facility services provider that shares your commitment to reducing the impact of harmful chemicals on the environment, contact us or visit our services page to discover how we can help you achieve your facility maintenance and cleaning needs while preserving the integrity of our planet.

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