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, which is appropriate to the scale and environmental impacts of CCEA’s activities, products and services.
CCEA is committed to the protection of the environment, including the prevention of pollution and the Environmental Management System is aligned to the waste hierarchy with an emphasis on reducing waste and energy where possible, followed by reusing and recycling items in order of priority.
CCEA recognises the need and importance of managing its environmental performance by setting and reporting on environmental performance goals. Continuous environmental improvement is supported by actively engaging interested parties. This approach is achieved through deployment of our internal environmental management plan, the ongoing programme of modernisation and in the promotion of sustainability delivered through our support of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.
To promote CCEA’s approach to preventing pollution and minimising the impact of its operations on the environment the organisation endeavours to achieve the following objectives:
- 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 to enhance environmental performance;
- comply with existing and emerging environmental legislation and compliance obligations;
- promote active employee involvement to attain environmental goals; and
- monitor progress and maintain environmental performance reports.
Date: August 2018
The scope of the EMS applies to all CCEA buildings (Note: the William Ritchie is managed under the Harbour Commissioners contract). This policy is communicated to staff through the CCEA Hub and through induction. The policy is also communicated to interested parties through the Internet site. CCEA staff working in the area of facilities management ensure that CCEA’s outsourced contractors employed in the areas of facilities management are made aware of the requirements of its environmental policy.