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Leave No Trace

“In wildness is the preservation of the world.”      Henry David Thoreau

 

We are a partner of the Leave No Trace Centre for Outdoor Ethics. The Centre is an internationally recognised organisation dealing with good practice for anyone who values and enjoys the great outdoors.

 

Go to the Leave No Trace website for more information

 

In Your Element follow Leave No Trace ethics (LNT) as an important part of the special outdoor experiences we offer.

The basis of LNT include the following seven principles:

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimise Campfire Impact
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Users

Every little bit extra you can do to reduce your impact on the places you value helps!  Remember, if you see rubbish or litter while out and about, why not try and take it home yourself?

If you want to test your current knowledge, why not try the online LNT quiz using the following link

Try the LEave No Trace awareness quiz

Safety Policy

We place great emphasis on the safety and comfort of our clients. We only employ suitably qualified, well-trained staff and use only modern, correctly maintained equipment.  However, many of the activities that we offer are hazardous by their nature and participants must accept a certain element of risk during their activity session.  Parents and guardians must also recognise a degree of risk to their children.

To ensure everybody’s safety as far as possible, we reserve the right to postpone or cancel the activities on offer, as weather or group needs dictate.  If we believe that individuals are placing themselves or the group at risk by their actions, we reserve the right to remove the person, or persons concerned from the activity.

We are licensed by the UK Government Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority (AALA). This involves an annual inspection of our risk assessments, operating guidelines, safety equipment and safety procedures by an AALA inspector.


Green Policy

The environment is at the heart of everything that we do. Without the fantastic natural resources of the Scottish Highlands we would not be in business. We are committed to continuing to improve our environmental performance, minimising our environmental impact and making resource efficiency a core requirement of all our operations.

Energy

In Your Element will monitor and manage its consumption and use of energy. We will work to reduce the consumption of energy and to reduce our contribution to emissions of gases and other pollutants which are believed to contribute to climate change.

Water

We will work to reduce the consumption of water within our buildings.

Waste

In Your Element will work to reduce the volume of waste within its building, by wherever possible:
1. reducing consumption of
2. repairing
3. re-using
4. recycling
All materials used within its buildings both in daily operations and in construction and other projects.

Procurement

In Your Element will purchase goods and services to minimise adverse environmental effects.
In Your Element will use local suppliers where appropriate and will encourage its suppliers to commit to improving environmental performance.

Our staff

We recognise the responsibility staff have in contributing to good environmental management. In Your Element will seek to harness and channel the enthusiasm and interest shown by staff and will provide appropriate information and support to ensure that all staff exercise their environmental responsibility.

Our visitors

In Your Element will encourage our visitors to cherish our environment so that it can be appreciated by future generations. We will seek to raise awareness amongst our visitors of the impact that tourism can have and what they can do to reduce their impact.

Other

Where possible, In Your Element will monitor and manage its consumption and use of other resources and materials, working to minimise our reliance on non-renewable resources and to avoid use of any hazardous substances.


Environmental Policy

Impact on landscape and culture

Environmental impact is a key criteria for consideration during every site-specific risk assessment that we carry out.  Venues that we use regularly will be monitored to ensure that man-induced erosion is not occurring over time.

Large scale charity events can be a vital way of raising money for good causes.  We will only support such events that are very carefully managed and make use of well built paths and tracks that can cope with high numbers of people over a short period of time.

The history and culture of the Highlands is very important to locals and visitors alike. In Your Element will seek to actively promote our cultural heritage and will not participate in activities which threaten to erode that rich heritage.

Economic sustainability

In Your Element aim to make profits, and we make no apologies for this. By operating a private enterprise in a responsible way we bring a lot of benefit to the economy of rural areas and help to ensure that these communities remain viable. Without profits there are no jobs, no payments to suppliers and less personal development opportunities for local people and visitors.

It is not just our personal ethics which encourage us to minimise our impact on the environment, it makes sound business sense.

We are committed to continually improving our environmental performance, minimising our environmental impact and making resource efficiency a core requirement of all our operations.

Energy: In Your Element will monitor and manage its consumption and use of energy. We will work to reduce the consumption of energy and to reduce our contribution to emissions of gases and other pollutants which are believed to contribute to climate change.

Water: We will work to reduce the consumption of water within our buildings.

Waste: In Your Element will work to reduce the volume of waste within its building, by wherever possible:

1. reducing consumption of

2. repairing

3. re-using

4. recycling

…all materials used within its buildings both in daily operations and in construction and other projects.