Office Environmental Policy
This Environmental Policy – Office is specifically tailored to a standard
office environment. Although not a legal requirement, it is good business
practice to have an Environmental Policy.
This policy used to be the Office/Retail policy but this has now been
separated into two independent documents.
An environmental policy is your company’s written commitment to both the
people within your organisation and to your customers and suppliers. It
confirms your company's commitment to continuous improvement in managing
environmental issues, including the proper management and monitoring of
waste, the reduction of pollution and emissions, compliance with
environmental legislation and environmental codes of practice, training for
staff, and the monitoring of environmental performance.
Some of the many Environmental Regulations include:-
• Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011
• The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005
• Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991
• The Environment Act 1990
• The Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989
The first step towards your commitment is to create an Environmental Policy
This should have specific and achievable goals, and be clearly written for
your target audience of your staff, suppliers, customers and where relevant
– the general public.
• In a normal office the largest amount of waste material generated will
probably be paper and packaging, so your Environmental Policy will include
commitments on how you intend to reduce the wastage or to recycle as much
Once written it must be signed by the most senior Director to demonstrate
that it is a Company Policy and reviewed at regular intervals, normally
annually, along with your Health and Safety Policies.
The Environmental Policy is duplicated in the Staff Handbook Policies
Sub-folder in the HR Policies and Forms section of the Employment Document
This template is in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the
highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.