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Environmental policies and reports

Find out more about our environmental strategies and read our performance reports

Environment strategy

Leicestershire County Council has a continuing commitment to the environment through the authority’s Environment Strategy. The Strategy focuses on the environmental impacts of Leicestershire County Council in delivering services and is not a strategy for Leicestershire.

The scope of the Council’s Environment Strategy

Leicestershire County Council’s environmental management system has been designed to ensure that all activities, services and policies of the Council conform to the requirements of BS EN ISO14001 2015 Environmental Management System Standard.

The processes and procedures relating to the environmental management system apply to all significant environmental aspects arising from the functions of the Council. These include:

  • those aspects relating to direct impacts of activities which could, if not managed, risk breaching environmental legislation or compromise the Council’s Environment Strategy objectives. (such as oil storage, use of pesticides, energy and water use)
  • those impacts of, or on, the community which the Council has a statutory duty to control or influence, or that are related to an Environment Strategy objective (such as household waste disposal, business trading regulation, flooding and emergency management).
  • indirect impacts of suppliers and contractors
  • external environmental issues that affect or may affect the ability of the Council to perform its functions (such as climate change and extreme weather events).

Environment strategy 2011-2021    Opens new window

Carbon reduction strategy for Leicestershire

The carbon reduction target for Leicestershire is to reduce emissions by 23% between 2005 and 2020 as measured by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Carbon reduction strategy 2013-2020   Opens new window

Greenhouse gas report

All Local Authorities are required to report on greenhouse gas emissions from their own estates and operations and publish the information online.

Greenhouse gas report 2015-2016    Opens new windoOpens new window

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