More About Our Six Values:
Value the Environment
Our Value of the Environment supports the protection and enhancement of the natural environment.
It is seen as a primary driver of support for the following of the United Nation’s Sustainability Goals.
An individual identifying the Environment as a Value, would prioritise acting in such ways as:
- Appreciating the natural world, supporting and advocating for its protection and enhancement.
- Combating climate change by choosing green sources of energy and limiting the amount of energy and water that they consume.
- Reducing wastage by not creating waste in the first place, re-using, selling, giving away or donating any unwanted items, and recycling when possible.
- Using goods and undertaking activities that limit the amount of pollution and chemicals released, including using less plastic.
- Buying goods that are made from sustainable sources and produced using environmentally responsible methods.
- Enhancing the natural environment by planting trees, flowers and encouraging wildlife.
An organisation Valuing the Environment would prioritise acting in accordance with the following:
- Taking initiatives to combat climate change throughout its operations.
- Sustainable management and consumption of our natural resources including energy and water usage, sustainable mining and extraction, harvesting and fishing, responsible design and production.
- Access to sufficient food, energy, clean water and sanitation for all people.
- Reduction in the generation of waste through prevention, recycling and re-use.
- Reduction of the release of pollutants and chemicals into the air, water and soil.
- Creation of a circular economy and use of sustainable procurement and transparent reporting.
- Protection, restoration and creation of new habitats to strengthen ecosystems and maintain biodiversity.
- Reducing the impact on the environment of human settlements.
Coming soon: our pdf which maps how this Value supports the legal duties of companies, charities and public sector organisations.