It is the aim of Rossmore Golf Club to operate its course maintenance program with as much due care for the environment as possible.
- This includes minimising the use of pesticides, chemicals; fertilize applications through effective and pro active cultural maintenance programs and to use when possible organic fertiliser.
- A commitment to promoting a healthy environment by extensive tree planting, facilitating wildlife development by maintaining lakes, leaving areas un-mown.
- By operating a pro active recycling policy for plastic, chemical containers and anything else that may be recycled on site or by another company: including batteries, plastic, tyres etc.
- Practicing good water management conservation.
The golf course has four existing ponds; ponds will provide an extended range of aquatic and marginal habitat and is also used for irrigation. Currently the golf course is not using any chemicals in the lakes to treat algae.
There are large amounts of uncut grass to promote wildlife onto the golf course which in turn has created habitats for buzzards and hawks, nesting swans, ducks, brown hares, pheasants, sand martins, insects and many other animals. These areas are kept totally free from chemicals.
Rossmore Golf Club recognises the need for sustainable development and continually aims to improve the environmental effect of its activities, to achieve this we will:-
Establish sound environmental management by:-
- Meeting or improving upon relevant legislative, regulatory and environmental codes of practice where possible.
- Developing objectives that target environmental improvements and monitor performance by regular review.
- Considering any environmental issues in the decision making process.
- Developing a relationship with suppliers and contractors so that we all recognise our environmental responsibilities.
- Educating staff so that they can carry out their activities in an environmentally responsible manner.
Provide for the effective use of resources by:-
- Promoting waste minimisation by recycling or finding other uses for by-products whenever economically viable.
- Promoting the efficient use of resources, energy and fuel throughout the organisations operations.
- The communities in which we operate.
- The government, regulatory bodies and other interested parties with the shared vision of being a good and trusted neighbour.