Energy and environment

We're committed to improving the local environment and helping to protect it for the future. We recognise that our wide range of activities and services have positive and negative impacts on the environment, and that we have a leading role to play in creating a sustainable city.

Environmental policy and eco managment scheme

Read our Environmental Policy (pdf, 309k) (opens new window) .

We have also implemented an externally audited environmental management system across all of our direct services to make sure that we:

  • identify all our environmental impacts
  • comply with environmental legislation and
  • continually improve our environmental performance

Waste and resource management strategy

Towards a Zero Waste Bristol: Waste and Resource Management Strategy (pdf, 1MB) (opens new window) (April 2016)

The strategy outlines our vision and objectives for the city's future waste and streetscene services. It highlights the European, national and local context for waste services.

EU EMAS award for water management

EMAS award case study (pdf, 449k) (opens new window)

A 2012 award recognising the improvements we've made in reducing water consumption and improving the quality of Bristol's rivers and streams.