HCI Policies

  1. Environmental. HCI will take active steps to reduce the environmental impact of its activities through its purchasing, travel, energy use, recycling and other activities, seeking solutions that minimise waste, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions and by supporting carbon programmes based upon ethical principles.
  2. Taxonomy. For species listed in conventions, international and national/state laws, the published scientific (Latin) name in such documents is normally used, sometimes with any revised name in reports and communications. HCI  normally uses common names used in legislation but sometimes uses common European vernacular names for some species rather where it is considered that this better describes a species.
  3. Best Practice.  HCI supports the origination of best practise guidelines and strives to ensure all clients embrace best practice methods for commercial consultancy. We may chose not to undertake work or withdraw from work if standards are not maintained at or about those minimum standards.
  4. Access to information.  HCI’s consultancy work and data is, unless otherwise reserved, is the copyright of HCI and may be made available to 3rd parties once commercial use of the report has dissipated. This decision is taken jointly with each client so as not to prejudice any commercial interests in any work. Records and information concerning sites can be accessed upon application. Terms and conditions vary according to the scale of each request. We aim to process requests with in 2 weeks and supply information within 4 weeks.
  5. Quality assurance. HCI seeks to self-evaluate the effectiveness and conservation benefit of its work and uses its own methods to do this. Others are invited to utilise this system and its wider adoption is welcomed. Please send any comments on the developing system to HCI. Any bodies wishing to develop the further use of this system should contact the HCI office.  mitigation-eval

Projects are often evaluated in categories that describe different mitigation scenarios and it is felt  that mitigation work may best be considered according to the type of work being carried out. The following file introduces a provisional breakdown of different types of mitigation. Comments and suggestions to improve this system are welcome. mitigation-categories