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Environmental management

We set out our aims in our Corporate Plan, in which we make a commitment to providing a "Cleaner, Greener" environment.

We have recently reaffirmed this commitment, through maintaining accreditation to ISO 14001.

We set out our aims in our Corporate Plan, in which we make a commitment to providing a "Cleaner, Greener" environment.

We have recently reaffirmed this commitment, through maintaining accreditation to ISO 14001. A new structure for managing our environmental impact has been put in place, which now includes all our major sites, listed below:

  • Civic Offices
  • Darklands Depot
  • Green Bank Leisure Centre
  • Etwall Leisure Centre
  • Rosliston Forestry Centre

The ISO 14001 standard demonstrates that we have an Environmental Management System (EMS) in place which ensures continual improvement of our environmental performance.

The principle is simple, in that we must identify and assess all the areas of our work which can have an impact on the environment, then ensure that measures are in place to address them.  In practise this means documenting our methods of assessing impacts, measuring key environmental aspects and checking that current processes are up to the job.

All of this work is externally verified as a green seal of approval.

The implementation of an EMS brings real benefits, some of which will include:

  • Identification of our many impacts on the environment.
  • Reduction of negative impacts and maximising the positive effects of our activities.
  • Ensure all Environmental Laws and regulations are identified and complied with.
  • Financial savings, through materials, waste, energy and water reductions and avoiding the costs of fines, and effective management of our activities.
  • Independent verification of environmental performance and annual reporting to ensure the public know how well we are doing.
  • Commitment to long-term process of year on year environmental improvements.

All activities will be scrutinised with the following major areas being targeted:

  • Energy and water consumption
  • Waste management and minimisation
  • Transport and car mileage
  • Pollution prevention by correct materials handling and storage
  • Procurement of goods and services

If you have any questions relating to this please contact us using the details below.

Contact Details

Environmental Protection Officer
South Derbyshire District Council
Civic Offices
Civic Way
Swadlincote
Derbyshire
DE11 0AH

Tel: 01283 595945
Fax: 01283 595855


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