Sustainable Development at the Northern Ireland Assembly
The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (The Commission) is committed to becoming an exemplar organisation in respect of Sustainable Development. Over the course of this year, the Commission has already undertaken significant steps to reduce and manage its environmental impact through the implementation of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) to the ISO 14001:2004 International Standard. This commitment will continue as we set environmental performance targets for waste, paper usage, energy emissions and sustainable travel.
The Commission has become a platinum member of Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI). Membership includes access to the ARENA Network Survey, Northern Ireland’s leading environmental benchmarking survey. The Commission took part in the survey in 2010 and will continue to undertake the benchmarking exercise to continually improve our environmental management and performance.
Study our data including information on energy consumption, carbon emissions and recycling within Parliament Buildings.
Strategies & Polices
A Sustainable Development Policy Statement was introduced in December 2009, which sets out the Commission’s aspirations to operate more sustainably.
To support the Policy Statement, a Sustainable Development Strategy was published in April 2010. The three year Strategy includes annual action plans to enhance existing responsible business practice with a view to achieving the aspirations detailed within the Policy Statement and Strategy.
An Environmental Policy Statement was also published in July 2010 which outlines the Commission’s commitment to continual improvement, complying with all environmental legislation and to reduce and prevent pollution where possible.