Our environmental corporate objectives
As part of the Service’s Corporate Plan 2020-2025, the Service have developed 4 Strategic Aims which set our direction for the next five years. These aims help ensure we continue to deliver the best possible service to our communities, they cover Our People, Our Communities, Our Environment and Our Future.
Under the ‘Our Environment’ Strategic Objective, we aim to continually improve our working practices and activities with consideration to our short and long-term environmental impact.
Reducing our carbon footprint
We will continue to strive to reduce our carbon footprint and continue with our research into green sustainable renewable technology for our fleet and buildings, while looking for collaboration opportunities to improve our impact on the environment.
This is one of the Service’s aims to help meet the Well-being goals.
What we're doing to meet our goals
The Service has aligned itself with the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, which places a legal responsibility on Statutory Organisations to actively consider the effect of their activities and how they could impact on future residents of the planet.
The Service reports annually on our 4 Strategic Aims: Our People, Our Communities, Our Environment and Our Future. The Service Improvement and Wellbeing Objectives Annual Assessment identifies how we have contributed to the Well-being goals for the previous year as set out within the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.
In Spring 2020, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service published our first Section 6 duty under the Environment (Wales) Act 2016 Report (PDF, 3.33Mb). which was required under Part 1, Section 6 of the Environment (Wales) Act 2016. This report outlined what we as a Service are doing to protect and enhance biodiversity on our land and through our activities.
An updated Report is required to be published every 3 years to highlight progress. To help the Service work towards the objectives within this S6 Report, a Biodiversity Action Plan 2020- 2023, was also published with 5 main objectives aimed at guiding the Service to enhance and encourage biodiversity across our estate.
Read our first Biodiversity Action Plan (PDF, 3.56Mb)
The Green Dragon Environmental Standard is a voluntary obligation which awards accreditation to Organisation’s that are taking action to understand, monitor and control their impacts on the environment. In 2014, the Service achieved Level 5, which is the highest level available, and comparable to ISO 14001:2015.
In March 2020, the Service successfully maintained Level 5, Green Dragon accreditation for the 7th year in a row.
The Standard shows Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is committed to managing the impact our activities have on the environment and shows we are aware and actively working towards reducing this impact. We understand and work within our environmental responsibilities and are committed to continually improving our footprint on the environment.
It provides externally verified assurance to our stakeholders and interested parties that our environmental practices, processes and procedures are effective and that compliance with all relevant legislation is satisfactory.
For further information on the Green Dragon certification, please visit the Green Dragon Website (opens in a new window/tab).
Environmental Management Review