Environmental policy statement (2019)
- All departments are required to have an environment policy in place as part of their environmental management system (EMS).
- The Department of Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action is committed to minimising environmental impacts associated with all operations by:
- reducing greenhouse gas emissions and all pollution.
- minimising the consumption of water, energy, materials and other resources
- reducing, reusing and recycling waste
- We will:
- Monitor, review, and report on environmental indicators, and strive for continual improvement through targets and action plans, working collaboratively with other departments.
- Ensure all operational activities follow the requirements of relevant environmental legislation and government policy.
- Ensure all new capital works programs incorporate comprehensive environmental sustainability principles by following department design and build guidelines.
- Incorporate environmental principles in all procurement processes, considering supply chain impacts, life cycle costing and end-of-life disposal, requiring suppliers to remove and reuse packaging when goods are purchased in bulk.
- Consider environmental factors when purchasing and using fleet vehicles and encourage employees and other workplace participants to use public transport and flexible working technology to reduce the need for travel.
- Maintain and externally audit the EMS every 2 years to make sure all relevant environmental legislation requirements are met.
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