Environmental management policy

As part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the British Geological Survey (BGS) recognises the important role it has in managing the impact of its day-to-day operations on the environment and in promoting the principles of sustainability in all of its activities.

Our aims are to:-

  • Effectively manage, monitor, improve and communicate our environmental performance.
  • Take all reasonable steps to prevent pollution.
  • Set realistic and measurable objectives and targets to effect continual improvement of environmental performance.
  • Maintain and improve the standard of our sites for staff, visitors, the community and biodiversity.
  • Complying with applicable environmental legal and other requirements relevant to its operations.
  • Maintain an Environmental Management System certified to ISO 14001 standard.

BGS undertake to regularly review this policy and ensure that corrective and preventative actions are taken in order to ensure continual improvement.

Executive Director, BGS
11 September 2017