Devon County Council recognises its responsibility to minimise the impact on the environment of its own operations, and acknowledges the contribution the authority can make to protecting and enhancing Devon's distinctive natural, historic and cultural surroundings whilst being sensitive to economic and social considerations.
The Devon County Council Environmental Policy (71KB - pdf help), adopted in May 2011, outlines the organisation's environmental objectives and demonstrates its commitment to managing the environmental impacts of its operations and improving its environmental performance.
By further promoting the efficient use of resources throughout the organisation the Environmental Policy will help minimise the impact on the authority from the increasing prices of utilities and other commodities.
Progress against the environmental objectives of the Environmental Policy are reported in an annual Environmental Performance Statement.
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