More than just a colour #556b2f

Environmental Policy

Policy Content

Policy adopted:

Last updated:


Scope of the Policy

This policy is provided for anyone accessing the website or services of Dark Olive CIC.

Review arrangements

Dark Olive CIC will review this policy annually in line with self-assessment arrangements. This policy will also be revised as and when necessary, in response to staff feedback or good practice guidance.

Location of the Policy

This policy is available for everyone to access.

Communication of the Policy

Anyone involved in the management and delivery or receiving of work offered by Dark Olive CIC, shall be made aware of this policy from first instance. 

Policy Statement

As part of being a socially responsible firm, Dark Olive CIC is committed to doing everything we can to manage our business activities to reduce our environmental impact and help our people lead more sustainable lives.


Statement of Principle

In order to do this, we will:

  • Reduce our consumption of resources, including those related to energy, waste and travel.
  • Invest in and promote alternative and more environmentally friendly solutions.
  • Agree targets and devise meaningful measurements in relation to reducing our consumption of resources.
  • Regularly track, analyse and review measurements and monitor them against agreed targets.
  • Publicly report on agreed targets.
  • Uphold our commitment to the 1.5 ˚C science based GHG reduction targets.
  • Reduce our waste output to a minimum and ensure that any remaining waste is disposed of in a way which results in minimal environmental impact, prioritising circular economy principles of rethink, reduce, re-use, recover and recycle.
  • Give due consideration to the impact of our choices on the environment when refurbishing or selecting new premises, including the continuing impact of activities associated with such choices.
  • Seek to understand the impact on the environment of any third-party contractors or suppliers when issuing invitations to tender.
  • Choose to work with external stakeholders with similar approaches.
  • Comply with all UK environmental legislation and seek to adopt any generally accepted best practices.
  • Engage with our internal and external stakeholders with a view to provide or share information, encouragement and support towards making environmentally friendly choices in accordance with this Policy.
  • Verify our commitment to reducing our environmental impact by working towards the achievement and maintenance of generally recognised UK environmental standards and certifications.
  • Remain a committed participant of the UN Global Compact.
  • Review this Policy on a regular basis.

More than just a colour

An identifier code in the hex colour scheme referred to as Dark Olive.

Thank You

We have sent you an email to confirm your subscription