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 affects the Thames Valley communities, but also to protect the environment in which we all live and work.
We have developed this Carbon Management Plan building on the work we have undertaken as part of our 2010-15 plan. This new plan commits us to further reductions in our carbon footprint and details our ambition to reduce our carbon emissions by a third over a ten year period.
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 and our transport (including operational vehicles and business travel).
The actions outlined within this plan form part of the overall force 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 ensure we continue to provide best value to the taxpayer by reducing or abating our future running costs as far as possible.