The Lakeland Climbing Centre is committed to protecting the environment and reducing the impact the business has on it.
Staff are encouraged to walk or cycle to work. Staff can take part in the “Ride to Work” scheme.
Wherever possible we will recycle/reuse and reduce all disposable items, including: Plastics, glass, cans, paper, card.
Where possible we will limit the use of non-recyclable goods and endeavour to re-use or dispose of them responsibly, for example toner cartridges and batteries.
We will commit to educating and encouraging customers and colleagues to follow this policy.
We will encourage customers to reduce their waste through education and incentivisation, including:
· Customer controlled heat, light and ventillation in less frequented areas.
· Provision of bottle filling sink to encourage use of refillable water bottles.
· Reduction for using own cups for hot beverages for take out.
· Insulating “Belay” jackets available for free hire to reduce our energy usage.
Products will where possible be sourced locally.
Products will be researched thoroughly to ensure the most environmentally friendly items are used.
The Shareholders and Managers are committed to long term sustainability of the business and will favour longer term investment in build processes, energy saving appliances and systems over short term profitability.
Signage will be displayed in prominent places along with this policy.
Lakeland Climbing Outdoors
Lift sharing will be used and encouraged where practical.
Group sizes will be kept to a minimum to reduce detrimental effects on the environment.
Venues shall be chosen that are fit for the purpose intended.
Clients will be briefed and informed about how to reduce their impact to upland environments as part of their session/course. Including:
· Erosion reduction by using paths and not always using the same venues.
· Education about bio-degradable comestibles and the effects they have on the delicate eco-systems.
· Crag suitability.
Within the Lakeland Climbing Centre we will strive to provide facilities for all customers and visitors to gain information about organisations which hold information regarding mountainous environments; BMC, RAD, FRCC, SSSI.
WE OFFER A NOTICE BOARD FACILITY IN THE CENTRE ENCOURAGING MEMBERS TO VEHICLE SHARE AND FIND CLIMBING PARTNERS TO REDUCE THE USE OF VEHICLES WHEN TRAVELLING TO THE CENTRE AND OTHER CLIMBING VENUES. We hope to extend this service to our website soon.