As a council, we want to make sure that we have a positive impact on our environment.
Leeds City Council carries out lots of activities that have positive and negative impacts on the environment. Some of the environmental impacts we control ourselves, for example the carbon emissions from our buildings. In other areas we influence the environmental impact, for example, the way that we deliver our services and spend public money.
Our Environmental Policy helps us makes decisions about what we do and how we do it so that we protect the environment, reduce the amount of resources we use and cut our carbon emissions. To help us do this, we have included an action plan as part of our policy to help deliver our objectives.
Each year we are required to publish an environmental statement as part of the EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme), our environmental management system accreditation. You can download a copy of our latest environmental statement to the left of this page, under "Documents".
This document provides information about our environmental performance for year 2012 / 2012, which covers the period from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013.
The 2011/12 Environmental Statement is also available in the documents section.
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The Environmental Statement and Appendix 1 was validated by Bureau Veritas Certification Ltd (Accredited verifier number UK V003) on 24/09/2012.
As requested by DECC, our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) report for 2013 /14 can be downloaded here from the documents section. Please note that the latest report reflects updated 2012 conversion rates, as provided by DECC.
Tackling Fuel Poverty and Reducing CO2 Emissions: Home Energy Conservation Act Further Report 2013
The Home Energy Conservation Act Further Report is required by government to evidence how every Council will help to deliver ambitious carbon reduction and fuel poverty alleviation targets. It is available from the documents section called Executive board report 2013.
If you’re interested in finding out what we’re doing with partners and communities across the city to deliver various carbon reducing projects, click on the external link to our Low Carbon Leeds blog.