At TreeZone we take all our responsibilities very seriously. This includes our impact on the landscape, which makes TreeZone such a special place.
Landscape and culture
Environmental impact is a key criteria for consideration during every site-specific risk assessment that we carry out. Routes at ground level that we use regularly will be monitored to ensure that man-induced erosion is not occurring over time.
The history and culture of the Highlands is very important to locals and visitors alike. TreeZone will seek to actively promote our cultural heritage and will not participate in activities which threaten to erode that rich heritage.
TreeZone aim to make profits, and we make no apologies for this. By operating a private enterprise in a responsible way we bring a lot of benefit to the economy of rural areas and help to ensure that these communities remain viable. Without profits there are no jobs, no payments to suppliers and less personal development opportunities for local people and visitors.
It is not just our personal ethics which encourage us to minimise our impact on the environment, it makes sound business sense.
Our Green Policy
The environment is at the heart of everything that we do. Without the fantastic natural resources of the Scottish Highlands we would not be in business. We are committed to continuing to improve our environmental performance, minimising our environmental impact and making resource efficiency a core requirement of all our operations.
TreeZone will monitor and manage its consumption and use of energy. We will work to reduce the consumption of energy and to reduce our contribution to emissions of gases and other pollutants which are believed to contribute to climate change.
We will work to reduce the consumption of water within our buildings.
TreeZone will work to reduce the volume of waste within its building, by wherever possible:
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4. recycling ...all materials used within its buildings both in daily operations and in construction and other projects.
TreeZone will purchase goods and services to minimise adverse environmental effects. TreeZone will use local suppliers where appropriate and will encourage its suppliers to commit to improving environmental performance.
We recognise the responsibility staff have in contributing to good environmental management. TreeZone will seek to harness and channel the enthusiasm and interest shown by staff and will provide appropriate information and support to ensure that all staff exercise their environmental responsibility.
TreeZone will encourage our visitors to cherish our environment so that it can be appreciated by future generations. We will seek to raise awareness amongst our visitors of the impact that tourism can have and what they can do to reduce their impact.
Where possible, TreeZone will monitor and manage its consumption and use of other resources and materials, working to minimise our reliance on non-renewable resources and to avoid use of any hazardous substances.