Environmental statement

What is the Forces Employment Charity’s commitment to the environment, sustainability and carbon management?

We aim to provide industry-led quality services while doing everything we can to minimise our environmental impact. Environmental and sustainability issues have long been documented, so it’s important to us that they are also embedded in how we ensure ecological sustainability is a priority.

Forces employment charity has identified our critical environmental and carbon emission impacts as waste, travel and energy usage, and they have been selected as our key focus areas.

We are continually exploring and implementing ways to lower the carbon emissions generated by our output, but crucially without affecting its quality. This means tackling practical, day-to-day challenges and spreading sustainable values throughout the charity, with stakeholders and our supply chain.

Forces Employment Charity is committed to its compliance obligations and promoting high environmental, sustainability, carbon, and energy management standards at all our workplaces and activities.

To achieve this, we will:

  • Continually evaluate environmental risks and opportunities with associated aspects and impacts
  • Plan and support the continued application of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability Strategies and evaluate performance
  • Ensure that all our sites and operations are managed in an environmentally sensitive way to minimise any negative impact on the environment
  • Ensure we meet all applicable compliance obligations with due consideration of the needs and expectations of interested parties
  • Provide adequate resources for planning, provision, and maintenance of environmental management plans
  • Constantly work towards improving environmental management at all levels

What are the Forces Employment Charity objectives for the environment, sustainability and carbon management?

The charity sets objectives and targets which are measured, monitored, and reviewed to enable continuous improvement in our environmental performance to:

  • Raise awareness and evaluate performance against the identified targets and actions
  • Continuously improve emergency planning and business continuity strategies
  • Identify risks and opportunities where we can significantly improve our environmental performance, specifically reduction of resource efficiency, energy, water, life cycle and waste management.

How do we promote an environmentally sustainable and carbon neutral culture?

At Forces Employment Charity, we understand the importance of increasing our employees’ knowledge of climate change science and the environmental objectives and targets. Through bespoke workshops for teams and online training, we encourage them to share best practices in sustainable production and other green ways of working.

How do we comply with responsibilities for the environment, sustainability and carbon?

Through systems and processes that are lean, efficient, effective, fit for purpose and hassle-free for our customers, employees, and suppliers, working towards continual improvement to ensure that:

  • All our people are responsible for ensuring high standards of environmental care.
  • We maintain and monitor the performance of an environmental policy. This provides clear advice and guidelines to protect or enhance the environment wherever possible.

While we are committed to setting a Net Zero target and establishing what our baseline carbon footprint is, we are also committed to reducing our more comprehensive environmental impact through reducing our energy use, waste creation and improving recycling and our travel footprint, Engagement, and consultation with a wide range of stakeholder’s help shape these policies and strategies. We welcome suggestions from any interested party, members of the public and employees to improve performance.

The senior management team and managers manage the environment, sustainability, and carbon. This statement will remain under review to ensure its relevance to the organisation’s context and undergo a formal review each year.


Reviewed 7 March 2024

Head of Compliance

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