A Guide to Corporate Environmental Performance Reporting - Annex2
Group - selected example for hotels and restaurants sector
(Extracted from Bass Group : "The Environment Matters",
Group Environmental Policy
major hotel, leisure retailing and branded drinks activities
around the world, Bass recognizes that it faces a wide range
of environmental responsibilities.
is committed to a policy of seeking continual improvement
in environmental matters. Group companies have introduced
environmental management programmes which will deliver regulatory
compliance in each country, commercial efficiency and good
environmental citizenship. These programmes are an integral
part of the proper management of Group businesses and will
help provide a safe and healthy environment for employees,
contractors, customers and neighbors.
will ensure that Group companies:
undertake a thorough risk and hazard analysis;
are sensitive to environmental issues and consider their
potential impact in all new projects and developments;
implement their company environmental policies;
have management accountability and responsibility for environmental
develop management programmes and set quantified targets
monitor and report on performance on a regular basis;
communicate with those affected by their actions; and train
and involve employees at appropriate levels and functions
within the organization.
Group - selected example for construction sector
from Tarmac Group : "Environment Report 1998/1999", p.1)
Group Environment Policy
is committed to achieving world class performance in environmental
practice and the development of solutions to improve the built
environment. The Group has a responsibility for the impact
of its operations on local communities and the natural environment.
It is committed to minimizing their effects, both on its own
and in partnership with others.
approach is based on achieving and reporting continuous improvement
in environmental performance. Its Independent Environmental
Advisory Panel monitors progress.
implementation of this policy reflects the varying activities
of the company in specific industry sectors, including:
Meeting all legal requirements, regulations and standards
of the country of operation, and monitoring to ensure compliance.
Endeavouring to minimize the environmental impact of operations,
and reduce the effects of noise, dust, disturbance and inconvenience
as far as practicable.
Demonstrating efficient use of energy, water and raw materials,
taking appropriate opportunities to minimize waste and to
re-use or recycle.
Working to improve the standards of the sectors in which
the company operates, enhancing environmental awareness
and commitment amongst staff through structured training,
and encouraging the adoption of sound environmental principles
amongst contractors, suppliers and customers alike.
Responding positively to the environmental developments
in each business area by review of such issues with the
appropriate authorities, the local communities and other
Reporting the key environmental impact of operations, the
improvements achieved and targets for the future.