Carbon Management Plan
As a police force and responsible organisation we not only have a duty to deal with the crime and anti-social behaviour that matters to Thames Valley communities but also to protect the environment in which we all live and work.
Working in partnership with the Carbon Trust (opens new window) we have identified our current carbon footprint and have developed a Carbon Management Plan, which states our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint and details how we intend to achieve a target of 30% reduction in our carbon emissions over the next five years.
Reducing carbon emissions is not just about our commitment to the environment. The same processes we use to identify carbon emissions reduction will also identify and realise financial savings through improved efficiency in the running costs of our buildings (energy consumption) and our transport including operational vehicles, air support and business travel (fuel usage).
The actions outlined within this Plan forms part of our efficiency plan to reduce waste and provide value for money. We have established a network of ‘environment champions’ across Thames Valley Police who will assist in promoting awareness of the need to reduce our carbon emissions and energy costs, an area in which every police officer and staff member can play a positive part and make a real difference.
As we move forward, we will continue to consider sustainable methods of working which do not cause harm to the environment and reduce our carbon emissions year-on-year in line with Government directives and legislation. This will also save money and ensure we continue to provide best value to the taxpayer by reducing or abating our future running costs as far as possible.