ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, 2010.
The management and staff of Innolink Limited believe that to achieve our goals of becoming the premier company in Ghana, we must lead the way not only economically, but environmentally and socially as well. The company understands that it is in a prominent position to affect the environment in Ghana. Our objective is not only to sustain our environment for our descendants but also to rehabilitate the damage previously done.
We believe that our corporate responsibility goes beyond our immediate working surroundings and we strive to cooperate with our neighbours and suppliers to develop our business in a sustainable manner. Every effort will be made to ensure that we conserve resources throughout our operations. We will continue to source for products and services that are of local origin and environmentally friendly. Our paper waste is collected in large plastic bins that are picked daily by recyclers. They process the waste and off-cuts into tissue and other paper-based articles. Security paper waste is packed into bags and burned in incinerators.
Success will be determined yearly and we shall be committed to continuous improvement. Furthermore, the company will not only seek to meet existing environmental laws and regulations but go beyond the norm and seek techniques and approaches that would position us ahead of the competition.
Our policy towards the environment will be readily available and promoted to our business partners and the stakeholders. Minimizing or eliminating the negative impacts of our operations on the environment is key to the growth of our company. At Innolink Limited, we believe that the success of our future and the future of the environment are interconnected and we are therefore committed to:
- Caring for the environment and the prevention of pollution by controlling the amount of oils and chemicals flowing into drains.
Solvent by-products are collected into metal receptacles that are collected and recycled by Industrial Chemical Companies.
Abiding by all relevant environmental legislation and applicable requirements.
Minimizing waste, promoting recycling, reducing energy and raw material consumption and reducing harmful emissions.
Working with suppliers to promote positive environmental actions.
Continually improving our environmental performance by setting objective, actions and targets.
Communicating our policy within our organization and to the public.
As part of our recruitment process, new entrants undergo a mandatory medical screening. It is only after a clean bill of health has been issued by our accredited health facility that a candidate will be offered a letter of employment. Of course, candidates who are fit but have any curable diseases such as infections and other similar ailments are treated before employment.
To ensure good health for our staff, periodic screening is organized for them. Employees who are directly involved in the various processes of printing do undergo eye screening at the eye clinic on yearly basis. The company purchases medical lenses for staff at the request of the eye specialist.
We have a standing contract with a specialist hospital that takes care of the health needs of our staff. Our accredited health facility which is only 6 minutes away from our press infrastructure is always open to our staff and their family members. In addition to the above, First Aid boxes are available to take care of common colds and headaches that may occur on the factory floor.
The safety of our employees is very important. We expect all employees to be safety-conscious, follow safety rules, and to immediately alert management to any conditions in the work place that are believed to be unsafe or unhealthy. Accident prevention is important to the well-being of our employees and visitors and also a factor in our costs and profits. When an accident does occur, we ask our staff how it could have been prevented and take the necessary steps to prevent a similar accident in the future. Violation of safety and security rules is a serious offense warranting disciplinary action, including termination.
We have installed fire detectors and fire extinguishers which are regularly serviced by the Ghana National Fire Service. Our staff goes through periodic fire safety training and general fitness sessions. Our factory has a lot of emergency exits to facilitate easy evacuation in the event of any danger. Wearing of safety uniform on the factory floor is another safety issue we do take very seriously. Safety boots, helmets gloves and goggles are worn by all on site.
As staff go through the training program for your specific job position, additional safety procedures are explained to them. However, every employee must be familiar with the six major causes and results of accidents in most workplaces – customers, collisions, slips and falls, cuts, lifting, and burns. Basic safety rules have been developed and reviewed periodically to protect staff and others from injury while on the job and in our premises. Our constant reminder to all is as follows: accidents can happen – but remember, safety is everyone’s responsibility.
- This Quality Policy provides the approach necessary to ensure that any regulatory/statutory requirements is achieved fully and are improved where possible to ensure that customer requirements are met in full by the business.
This quality policy is to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction by:
- The continuous awareness of all members of the company (and other company stakeholders) of their own contribution to Quality, and their responsibility for it.
- Equipping staff with the tools, equipment and competencies necessary to achieve their objectives.
- The adoption of new standards, techniques, materials and technology as they become available and are required by the company and its customers.
- The continued development of the company through analysis and interpretation of quality records in order to monitor performance, detect trends, initiate action to prevent recurrence of problems, and take steps to prevent possible problem occurring.
- To facilitate and promote continuous improvement at all levels of the organization through a clear understanding of business trends and customer needs.