CCEA assumes responsibility for and considers the impact of its business activities on the environment. This is demonstrated through the maintenance and development of the independently accredited ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.
CCEA recognises the need and importance of managing its environmental performance by setting and reporting on environmental targets. Continuous environmental improvement is supported by actively engaging staff, stakeholders and the wider community. This approach is achieved through deployment of our internal environmental management programme, the ongoing programme of modernisation and in the promotion of sustainability delivered through our support of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.
CCEA’s environmental improvement policy is aligned to the European Waste Hierarchy Directive with an emphasis on reducing waste and energy where possible followed by reusing and recycling items in order of priority.
To promote CCEA’s approach to preventing pollution and minimising the impact of its operations on the environment the organisation endeavours to:
- reduce the waste burden through reduction in paper consumption;
- proactively identify opportunities to reuse and recycle;
- ensure the responsible disposal of all waste (including hazardous waste);
- continually improve the ISO 14001 environmental management system;
- comply with existing and emerging environmental legislation;
- promote active employee involvement to attain environmental goals; and
- monitor progress and maintain environmental performance reports.
Date: February 2015
This policy is communicated to staff through the CCEA Intranet site and through induction. The policy is also communicated to stakeholders through the Internet site. CCEA staff working in the area of facilities management ensure that CCEA’s outsourced contractors employed in the area of facilities management are made aware of the requirements of its environmental policy.