Energy and environment

Energy and environment

We're committed to improving the local environment and helping to protect it for the future.

Environmental policy

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

This policy shows our commitment to reducing our environmental impacts.

Environmental Management System  

We recognise that our activities and services can have positive and negative impacts upon the environment, and that we need to manage them to improve our performance and manage risks. 

To help achieve this we have implemented the externally verified Environmental Management System ISO 14001 across all our direct sites and services.

This helps us manage, measure  and reduce our environmental impacts such as  energy, waste, water, carbon.

The environmental management system ensures we:

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

Key areas of environmental management

The key areas are:

Environmental performance summary

We measure and report on our environmental progress each year.

Our Environmental Performance Summary for 2018/19 (pdf, 1.1MB) (opens new window) has information about our: 

  • carbon emissions
  • energy consumption
  • travel
  • waste and recycling 
  • plans and projects we are working on