Environmental projects and campaigns
The Council's Environmental Policy
The Council is committed to a vision for the future of Calderdale where it is a place with a clean, healthy, unpolluted and attractive environment safeguarded for future generations.
The Council's Environmental Policy highlights one way in which it will contribute to the delivery of this vision.
We will improve the environment in Calderdale by recognising the Council's impact on it and implementing and maintaining an environmental management system to manage our most significant impacts.
In delivering this Policy the Council will comply with its legal and other environmental requirements, work to prevent pollution and continually improve its environmental performance.
The Council will ensure that all staff and members are fully aware of this policy and how they can play their part in the overall environmental management system.
The Council will lead by example and will work with suppliers, contractors and in partnership with the wider community to raise environmental awareness and improve environmental standards.
The Council will develop a programme of work, with objectives, targets and indicators, which will manage our identified significant impacts. Some of these work areas will include:
- reducing our use of natural resources, including water, wood and paper
- reducing risk of water pollution
- reducing, re-using and recycling wastes from Council operations and from households
- carefully managing the use of substances that pose a risk to the environment (including hazardous wastes, chemicals, oils and paints)
- increasing energy efficiency and reduce our green house gas emissions
- minimising the environmental impacts of travel
- improve air quality.
This policy was approved by Calderdale Council's Full Council on 30th September 2010. Copies of the policy and more information can be obtained from:
- Calderdale Council
Environmental Management Team
- Regeneration Services
Halifax HX1 1UN.