On 30th April 2021 Ethical Consumer viewed the The London Oil Refining Co Ltd website for the company's environmental policy or report. Ethical Consumer also sent a questionnaire to the company and a response was received.
An environmental policy was deemed necessary to report on a company's environmental performance and set targets for reducing its impacts in the future. A strong policy would include two future, quantified environmental targets, demonstration by the company that it had a reasonable understanding of its main environmental impacts, be dated within two years and have its environmental data independently verified.
The company sent an Environmental Policy, but this did not report on its performance. It stated that it: "sets a series of long and short term targets. These targets are recorded, and monitoring and review documented, on Document REV54." This document was requested and received. It included quantifiable targets:
- 0 use of microplastics in all products, by 31/05/2021
- Have 100% plant based detergent content in Specialist range products, by 31/03/2022
It did not have its performance independently verified, but as it had two quantifiable targets, The London Oil Refining Co Ltd received a middle Ethical Consumer rating for Environmental Reporting and lost a whole mark in this category.
Questionnaire response April 2021 (28 April 2021)