An environmental policy can provide significant benefits to your business, including:
- Helping you to stay within the law;
- Keeping employees informed about their environmental roles and responsibilities;
- Improving cost control;
- Improving your monitoring of environmental impacts; and
- Improving the efficiency of your processes.
An environmental policy can also highlight cost savings, as well as more environmentally friendly ways of working. Be aware however, that the benefits are unlikely to materialise unless you put your environmental policy into practice. By setting up an action plan, you can set out the actions to be carried out to help your business meet its environmental objectives, when this will be done and the responsibilities of those involved.