Environmental policy

Devon County Council recognises its responsibility to minimise the impact on the environment of its own operations, and acknowledges the contribution the authority can make to protecting and enhancing Devon’s distinctive natural, historic and cultural surroundings whilst being sensitive to economic and social considerations.

The Devon County Council Environmental Policy, outlines the organisation’s environmental objectives and demonstrates its commitment to managing the environmental impacts of its operations and improving its environmental performance.

By further promoting the efficient use of resources throughout the organisation the Environmental Policy will help minimise the impact on the authority from the increasing prices of utilities and other commodities.

How are we doing?

Progress against the environmental objectives of the Environmental Policy are reported in an annual Environmental Performance Statement. The current version is the 2014/15 Environmental Performance Statement. We’ve also produced this infographic to illustrate how we’re doing.