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Project Luangwa is committed to the preservation of the local environment by promoting environmental and good ethical practice at all levels – including all procurement selection and building practices. This policy outlines our overall approach and provides guidance to staff.
Wherever possible we will procure environmentally friendly goods that are fit for purpose.  These products shall:
  • Use as few natural resources as possible;
  • Consume less energy and water when in use than inefficient goods;
  • Do not contain or use harmful/hazardous substances;
  • Have a longer life span;
  • Be re-used or recycled on disposal.
We will do this by:
  • Purchasing 100% recycled paper;
  • Purchasing used IT equipment in preference to new equipment;
  • When new IT equipment is purchased it shall be based on energy efficient performance;
  • When sourcing office furniture give priority to reusing second-hand furniture;
  • Only use concrete blocks for construction and strictly avoid the use of locally made burnt brick.
  • Not purchasing any hardwood or softwood products from sources within the Luangwa Valley.
  • Installing low energy light fittings in new buildings.
  • Planting indigenous trees in the area immediately around new buildings and introducing school tree planting schemes.
  • Continuing to search for environmentally friendly alternatives.
We also aim to work with suppliers who have a similar approach and demonstate this by:
  • Having a publicly available environmental policy;
  • Reducing packaging and transportation where possible.
  • Using local or Zambian manufactured goods, where the quality is acceptable.
We encourage equal opportunities for all of our suppliers by ensuring that tendering processes are simple. We encourage ethical business and equal opportunity practices within the suppliers’ organisations, by considering their approach to the following:
  • Equal opportunities, ethical employer policy and ensuring this is implemented;
  • Avoiding genetic testing or genetically engineered raw materials;
  • Avoiding sourcing products/materials from oppressive regimes.
By encouraging a positive approach to all of these factors we can ensure that we use environmental and ethical products and services from the best local companies. Our environmental policy will be made publicly available on our website and will be reviewed annually.


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