Decision details

Corporate Environmental Policy, EMS, and Carbon Target

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider plans to rescind the existing Corporate Environmental Policy and replace it with the new policy, recertify the externally-audited corporate environmental management system to the current international standard, and increase the corporate carbon reduction target from a 50% cut by 2020 to a 65% cut by the same date against a 2005 baseline.

Decision:

1. That the existing corporate Environmental Policy be rescinded and replaced with the new policy within the report.

2. That the externally-audited corporate environmental management system be re-certified to the current international standard, ISO14001:2015

3. That the corporate carbon reduction target be increased from a 50% cut by 2020 to a 65% cut by the same date against a 2005 baseline.

Report author: Alex Minshull

Publication date: 07/11/2017

Date of decision: 07/11/2017

Decided at meeting: 07/11/2017 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/11/2017

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