Ofcom understands that we are in challenging times in terms of global environmental impacts. We all have a part to play in addressing threats to our planet natural systems and biodiversity. Ofcom is therefore committed to assessing, understanding, and finally improving its environmental performance.
As part of this commitment, we will develop, implement, and maintain a compliant ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS).
1.1 Where relevant to our operations, we will comply with environmental legislation and adopt Government policies on Environmental best practices. We will provide appropriate employee training for our staff, ensuring we adequately manage and mitigate our environmental risks and take advantage of any environmental opportunities.
1.2 We are committed to preventing pollution and to minimising the environmental impact, for the life cycle (including disposal) of: materials, products, vehicles, equipment, and any other physical assets under our control.
1.3 We will put adequate controls in place to protect the environment from any significant environmental aspects and impacts arising from our operations.
1.4 We will ensure suitable resources are in place to monitor, maintain and audit compliance of our Environmental Management System standards and commitments.
1.5 We will ensure that this policy is published, made available and communicated to all interested parties (including staff, contractors and suppliers).
1.6 We will set environmental objectives and targets and review them regularly to ensure continual improvement of our environmental performance and strive to eliminate our negative environmental impacts.
2.1 Our Operations Board will be responsible for the strategic delivery of this policy within our organisation.
2.2 We will maintain clear roles and responsibilities around environmental management to ensure this policy and our commitments are adequately supported and embedded within Ofcom.
2.3 This Policy is subject to an annual review by Ofcom’s Operations Board.