Roche Ireland Limited aims to achieve the highest standards of environmental performance in the interests of all our stakeholders, be they employees, owners, neighbours, the public at large or the natural environment itself.
We will make every effort to fully comply with the terms of our Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control License and with other applicable and relevant environmental legislation. We will adhere to the principles of Responsible Care and will pursue a policy of continuous improvement in the implementation of its associated codes. These codes will be referenced in the register of aspects and the site's objectives and targets. We reiterate our commitment to Pollution Prevention which comprises one of these codes.
By preparing and implementing environmental policies, systems and procedures and regularly reviewing them at senior management level, we will administer a continuous improvement programme designed to minimise the impact of our operations on the environment. The company's environmental aspects register will be reviewed on a regular basis and environmental objectives and targets will be set accordingly. Progress against these will be reviewed regularly and results will be shared with management and employees.
The environmental implications of introducing new processes and products will be carefully evaluated and cleaner technologies will be utilised where possible. Waste avoidance and waste reduction and minimisation initiatives will be vigorously pursued, in accordance with the best eco-efficiency practices.
Materials and energy used in manufacturing and associated activities will be carefully conserved. This will be done by optimising product yield, maximising the recycle of materials where this is feasible and eliminating, leaks, spills and reworks.
We will ensure that processes are safe by subjecting them to rigorous hazard analysis and by administering comprehensive training to operating staff. Emergency procedures and equipment will be maintained in readiness to minimise the impact of any accidents that could occur and to safeguard the environment. Emergency crews will continue to be trained in techniques for dealing with incidents.