An environmental policy is a written statement, which outlines your business’ aims and principles in relation to managing the environmental effects and aspects of its operations.
Management must be involved in producing the policy and must understand the principles and commitments in it. Although putting an environmental policy in place is voluntary, an increasing number of businesses are choosing to do so.
How will an Environmental Policy Benefit my Business?
Having a policy is essential if you want to implement an environmental management standard, such as the European Union Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), BS 8555 or ISO 14001.
Also if you currently work or intend to work with large organisations, an environmental policy will be essential, also if you need to demonstrate to customers and other stakeholders that you are committed to managing your environmental impacts in a responsible way.
Waste Management Plans
The Site Waste Management Plans Regulations 2008 came into force on 6th April 2008
Any client who intends to carry out a project on any one construction site with an estimated cost greater than £300,000 excluding VAT must prepare a site waste management plan conforming to these Regulations before construction work begins.
The regulations are enforced by:
(a)the Environment Agency;
(b)in any local government area with a principal authority, that authority;
(c)any district or county council;
(d)in the City of London, the common council
What should an Environmental Policy contain?
Although there is no legal or set structure to an environmental policy, these are the key items it should contain:
Stationery and supplies
Improve recycling / minimise waste
Dealing with other like minded companies
Invested by all employees and suppliers
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