GreenFence

Environmental Management and Social Policy

The burden on the environment from industrial and commercial activities becomes more intense in the context of modernization and continuous technological advancement, which aims to meet the increasing demands and needs of modern times.

Environmental management is a unique and significant challenge. GreenFence, recognizing that energy resources are not inexhaustible and understanding that its activities could potentially impact the environment, makes the utmost effort to both reduce these impacts and maintain the balance of the ecosystem. For these reasons, GreenFence —within the framework of healthy entrepreneurship and based on the principles of sustainable development— fully complies with current national and European legislation, with codes of ethics related to its operations, and ensures the adoption of preventive and corrective measures to prevent environmental degradation. All its actions and activities align with the provisions of Article 24 of the Constitution regarding Environmental Protection, Law 4819/2021 concerning a comprehensive framework for Waste Management and Recycling, and Law 4042/2012 for the Criminal Protection of the Environment. Furthermore, GreenFence, to achieve its goals, implements an Environmental Management System compliant with the European EMAS Regulation and the ISO 14001:2015 standard.

Definitions/Abbreviations

EMS: Environmental Management System
Environmental Impact: Any change in the environment resulting from external factors.
Ecosystem: The basic ecological unit consisting of the natural environment and the organisms living in it. It includes biotic and abiotic elements such as water, soil, sun, and air.
ESG: Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance
Threats: Potential adverse situations that may affect specific activities, products, services, or building infrastructure of GreenFence, with negative impacts on their environmental performance or environmental efficiency.
Green Entrepreneurship: A modern form of economic activity that meets the needs of companies for profitability and growth while considering the environmental dimension.

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Environmental Management System and Objectives

Management Commitment to Environmental Management System

The management of GreenFence is committed to the continuous implementation and ongoing improvement of the Environmental Management System (EMS). This continuous improvement will be achieved through the review and revision of the EMS and the established objectives. The general environmental management goals are defined as follows:

1. Preventive and Corrective Initiatives: Ongoing investigation and implementation of preventive or corrective initiatives for the more productive use of resources required for the effective operation of GreenFence.
2. Employee Environmental Awareness: Continuous raising of employee awareness on environmental issues.
3. Impact Reduction: Constant efforts to reduce potential environmental impacts through the redesign of routes and renewal of transportation means.
4. Transparency and Reporting: Publication of the environmental impacts from GreenFence's operations and the measures taken to mitigate these impacts.
5. Company Reputation: Maintenance and enhancement of the company's reputation regarding environmental protection.

Achieving these general objectives involves implementing methods for controlling, monitoring, and measuring all processes related to the design, production, procurement, partnerships, technical support, and more, as well as setting specific measurable management goals. Within the framework of environmental management implementation, policy, and achievement of current or revised purposes and objectives, GreenFence provides all necessary resources and implements environmental management programs, which are appropriately communicated to all stakeholders.

GreenFence Policy:

– Pursues the continuous improvement of its environmental performance.
– Aims to reduce its environmental footprint.
– Supports and promotes the enhancement of green entrepreneurship.
– Cares for the management of environmental and climate risks.
– Monitors and measures its environmental performance to reduce the impacts of its operations.
– Sets improvement goals.
– Implements and evaluates environmental management and protection actions (e.g., energy and water-saving programs, recycling, waste management).
– Adopts an ESG strategy by incorporating environmentally friendly actions and policies.
– Is sensitive to issues of societal well-being, environmental protection, and supporting a sustainable future for all. Within this strategy, data is collected, evaluated, and conclusions are drawn based on specific indicators regarding the GreenFence-MetalLogic footprint on the environment. The goal is to reduce the environmental footprint.
– Ensures the continuous education and training of its staff on environmental protection, striving to cultivate environmental awareness and adopt responsible attitudes towards the environment.
– Conducts threat assessments, attempts to predict incidents, and investigates the likelihood of recurrence.
– Evaluates the impact on public image and stakeholders.

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Application

This policy extends to all employees, executives, partners, and suppliers of GreenFence and encompasses all actions, processes, and activities of the company. The management of GreenFence is committed to precise compliance with this policy and to acquiring the necessary resources to achieve the environmental performance outlined in the policy.