Environmental and Sustainability Annual Report 2022 - 2023

Our report covers the 2021/22 financial period and summarises achievements made during one of our most challenging years.

It outlines our environmental performance in the last year and the progress towards our Environmental Objectives.

Visit our Environmental and Sustainability Report for more information.

Net Zero Carbon Status by 2030

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is working to tackle climate change, resource depletion and pollution issues, and is committed to reducing its environmental impact.

We recognise that our operations have an effect on the global and local environment and are committed to minimising adverse environmental impacts within financial, operational and resource constraints.

In our race to Net Zero Carbon Status by 2030, the Service has set itself targets that align with the Welsh Government route map for decarbonisation across the Welsh public sector.

Visit our Carbon Zero 30 pages for more information.

Towards Zero Waste

Wales consumes the equivalent of three planets worth of resources. We have to start living within our means, we then need to find new ways of treating the waste that is left over once we have reduced and recycled as much as we can.

Landfill is no longer an option.

In early 2020, we moved to one waste management provider and coupled with increased waste data accuracy, the Service have been recycling, composting and recovering 99% of our waste with only 1% going to landfill.

Enhancing biodiversity within our functions

Every year fire is responsible for the destruction of thousands of hectares of countryside, open space and wildlife habitats.

The Service wants to work with our communities to build a healthier and more resilient landscape, by developing a more biodiverse countryside for our future.

Read our Biodiversity Monitoring Report and Nature Recovery Plan for more information.

Service awarded accreditation for the eighth year in a row

The Green Dragon Environmental Standard is awarded to organisations that can demonstrate effective environmental management and that are taking action to understand, monitor and control their impacts on the environment.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has achieved Level 5 Green Dragon accreditation achieved for the eighth year in a row.