A2.3.1.1 Issues to Consider


Before you develop a plan to improve environmental performance, you need to consider a variety of issues. Management may not be interested in being the most environmentally responsible company at any cost, but they may want to have a higher level of performance than their competitors.


Some relevant issues might be:

  • What are the implications?
  • Can you save money?
  • Can you improve efficiency?
  • Can you increase compliance?
  • What if you cannot control a risk properly?
  • What are your competitors doing?
  • What does your trade organisation / industry body have to say?
  • Has technology moved on? / Will technology move on & when?