Shropshire Council

Sustainability policy

“Our vision for Shropshire is to stabilise and progressively reduce our environmental footprint”

Sustainability is a corporate value, and we recognise the impact that its day to day activities have on the environment, as well as the importance of managing the resources used. Through our Sustainability, Environment and Climate Change Policy, we aim to reduce our resource consumption as an authority, and to promote sustainable practices throughout our organisation, with partners and the county as a whole. The localism agenda will be used to empower communities to become more sustainable and climate resilient.

Our responsibility

The corporate responsibility for this policy rests with the full council and all employees. We expect every decision maker to integrate sustainability, environment and climate change considerations into strategic and day-to-day decision making processes. The responsibility for policy implementation rests with the portfolio holder for energy and carbon reduction.

Our commitment

We're committed to enhancing the sustainability of our practices in order to safeguard the county’s natural and built environments as set out in 'Priority 2' of the strategy. We'll commit to protecting the environment through demonstrable and continuous improvement of our environmental performance, and full compliance with all relevant legal and other requirements. We'll promote good governance throughout the organisation and wider services, whilst actively encouraging and monitoring responsible environmental, social and economic performance by our staff, suppliers and contractors.

Our Climate Change Strategy outlines how we're addressing the issues outlined in the policy.

For additional information, take a look at our Sustainable Construction Policy.