The Patenters - חברה לרישום פטנטים

Environmental Sustainability Policy


The earth’s environment is under severe stress from uncontrolled human
activity, threatening the survival of our society and the performance of
The Patenters mission.
The Patenters accepts that it must work to preserve the environmental
sustainability of the planet, at all levels of its operations – in its own
practice, as a participant in a community of practice, and as a participant
in the Israeli social discourse.
The Patenters aspires to minimise its impact on our environment and maximise
the effective use of resources. We strive to achieve this by increasing
communication and awareness of our efforts in accordance with this policy
and fostering responsible environmental behaviour amongst staff, and
users at all levels.
The Patenters is committed not only to complying with applicable law in all of its
operations but to minimise risks and impacts through the development of
robust and documented systems to implement, measure, monitor, and
disseminate excellent environmental performance both within its
operations and to the broader community.


This Environmental Sustainability Policy aims to integrate a philosophy of
sustainable development into all the organisation’s activities and to
establish and promote sound environmental practice in our operations.



The Patenters commits itself to minimising its impact on our environment through

  • Providing a safe and healthful workplace;
  • Having an environmentally sustainable aware culture, where
    responsibility is assigned and understood;
  • Being an environmentally responsible neighbour in our community;
  • Conserving natural resources by reusing and recycling;
  • Using, in our own operations, processes that do not adversely affect
    the environment;
  • Ensuring the responsible use of energy throughout the
  • Participating in efforts to improve environmental protection and
  • Taking steps to improve environmental performance continually;
  • Conducting rigorous audits, evaluations, and self-assessments of
    the implementation of this policy;
  • Working with suppliers who promote sound environmental
    practices; and
  • Enhancing awareness among our employees and users – educating
    and motivating them to act in an environmentally responsible



It shall be the responsibility of the Board to establish and maintain policies
and procedures and to bring these procedures into effect.
It shall be the responsibility of the CEO to ensure implementation of these
policies and procedures.

  1. The Patenters will develop guidelines for staff and users to adopt sound
    environmental work practices, and adequate training will be provided
    to ensure these practices are carried out.
  2. The Patenters will act responsibly to correct incidents or conditions that
    endanger health, safety, or the environment. It will promptly report
    any such incidents to the relevant authorities, and inform affected
    parties as appropriate.
  3. The Patenters will use reasonable endeavors to reuse and recycle materials,
    purchase recycled materials, and use recyclable packaging and other
  4. The Patenter will use all reasonable endeavors to that its services and
    products are safe, efficient in their use of energy, protective of the
    environment, and able to be reused, recycled or disposed of safely.
  5. The Patenters will use all reasonable endeavors to minimise materials and
    energy use, prevent air, water, and other pollution, and dispose of
    waste safely and responsibly.
  6. The Patenters will use all reasonable endeavors to conserve energy by
    improving energy efficiency and giving preference to renewable over
    non-renewable energy sources when feasible.
  7. The Patenters will use reasonable endeavors to, utilise its particular
    knowledge and experience to contribute to environmentally
    sustainable techniques, technology, knowledge and methods.
  8. The Patenters will use all reasonable endeavors to contribute to the
    maintenance and increase of biodiversity through its management of
    its landholdings.
  9. The Patenters will use all reasonable endeavors to meet or exceed all
    applicable government requirements and voluntary requirements
    generally observed in its field, and will, in addition, adhere to the
    more stringent requirements of its own environmental policy.
  10. In order to continually improve its environmental management
    system The Patenters will use reasonable endeavors to conduct audits and
    self-assessments of its compliance with this policy.
  11. The Patenters will maintain an open and honest dialogue with staff,
    stakeholders, and the public about the environmental, health and
    safety performance of its operations and services.
  12. The Patenters will use reasonable endeavors to ensure that every employee
    and contractor is informed of and is expected to follow this policy
    and to report any environmental, health, or safety concern to
    management so that prompt action may be taken.


Effective Date: June 2017
Scheduled Review Date: June 2018
Supersedes: All previous Policies and/or Statements
Approved by: Howard Teff

Policies can be established or altered only by the Board: Procedures may be altered by the CEO.

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