Environmental Protection


HOEN is committed to a policy of effectively managing environmental performance in order to minimise the impact of our business processes on the natural environment and the community at large. This commitment extends to all workplaces, employees and others affected by our operations. Our objective is to integrate the assessment, management and control of environmental issues into the management of our business.


We will:

  • Assess the environmental impact of our operations during planning, design and implementation phases to prevent pollution of the external environment.
    • Ensure compliance with all relevant environmental legislation as a minimum and, where practical, approved codes of practice and other requirements such as those specified by our clients.
    • Develop and implement objectives and targets to ensure a continual improvement in our environmental performance.
    • Incorporate sustainable environmental considerations into our design standards and practices having regard to energy
    and water consumption, use of low environmental impact materials, designing out waste and reusing materials, wherever possible.
    • Take reasonable and appropriate measures to ensure that our supply chain provides us with FSC® / PEFC products.
    • Play our part in minimising the amount of waste going to landfill. We will work to adopt and implement standards for good practice in reducing waste, recycling more, and increasing the use of recycled and recovered
    • Adopt a risk-based approach to providing appropriate training in environmental issues for our employees according to their role, work they undertake and their environmental responsibilities.

The board of Directors has the overall responsibility for environmental management. The Board will discharge this responsibility with the assistance of management, employees and contractors who accept their responsibility for environmental management and will ensure that resources, facilities, finances, information, instruction, training and supervision are provided, as necessary, to maintain a positive environmental culture and performance.

HOEN management are responsible for the implementation of this Policy and for ensuring environmental risks are assessed and
appropriate management controls are implemented in accordance with the management systems. Environmental responsibilities have been defined for all HOEN personnel and are contained within the Environmental Policy document.

All employees and contractors are expected to co-operate with HOEN in the implementation of the Environmental Policy
document and will ensure that their own work, so far as is reasonably practicable, is carried out with minimum risk to the environment.

Consultation with all relevant stakeholders will be structured to ensure environmental awareness and to encourage feedback so as to continually improve our environmental management processes.

This Policy statement will be prominently displayed at all workplaces and made available to the public and other interested parties upon request. The Environmental Policy document will also be available at all workplaces for reference by any employee or contractor, as required. The Environmental Policy document will be continually monitored for improvement and will be formally reviewed annually. However, in exceptional circumstances this Policy may be amended as required by changes in legislation or work practices.

Heart of England Narrowboats (HOEN) Environment Policy V1 (JAN22).

Reporting Concerns:

Where there appears to be a breach of any policy, HOEN ask that the breach be reported in person, by phone or via email to info@hoen.co.uk. We take all policy breaches seriously and will act accordingly in an efficient and timely manner.

Signed for and on behalf of the directors,

Managing Director

Neil Phillips.

British Marine Members

We are proud to be members of British Marine and abide by their code of practice. Member No. W001775

Company Details

Sail & Trail Trading as:
Heart of England Narrowboats
Hinksford Wharf
Hinksford Lane

Registered Office Address:
Curzon Street Business Centre
Curzon Street
Burton upon Trent
DE14 2DH

Vat No 930 4992 14
Registered as a company in England no 5803069
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