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Environmental Sustainability Policy

Our Core Values

 

1. We are committed to the improvement of our own operational environmental performance, minimising our environmental impact and making resource efficiency a core requirement of all our operations.
2. We will seek to promote environmental good practice by our industry partners and support schemes that recognise efforts to improve environmental performance within the tourism sector.
3. We will champion our partners within the sector who aim to provide increased sustainable options and choices for visitors through our marketing and information services.
4. We are committed to ensuring that our natural and built environment, upon which tourism within Northern Ireland is so dependent, is safeguarded for future generations to enjoy.

 

Our organisation

Energy

We will monitor and manage our consumption and use of energy. We will work to reduce the consumption of energy and to reduce our contribution to emissions of gases and other pollutants which are believed to contribute to climate change.

Waste

We aim to reduce the level of our waste that ends in landfill by reducing overall volume of waste produced within our building, and by maximising recycling and re-use.

Water

We will work to reduce our consumption of water within our building. Additionally, we will use eco-friendly products that minimise our impact on the water cleaning process.

Transport 

Tourism NI aims to minimise our transport needs by incorporating a green travel plan and working to reduce our contribution to environmental emissions from travel undertaken for business purposes.

Procurement 

Tourism NI will aim to purchase goods and services that minimise adverse environmental effects.

Review and progress

Where possible we will monitor and manage our consumption and use of resources and materials; we will regularly assess our performance and seek out methods of improving our operations and services.

Our staff

We recognise the responsibility of our staff in contributing to good environmental management. We will seek to harness interests and ideas of staff through our commitment to corporate social responsibility. We aim to provide appropriate information and support to help staff exercise their environmental responsibilities.

Our visitors

In all our activities we will seek to cherish our environment so it can be enjoyed and appreciated by this and future generations of visitors.