1.12 Environmental impact

As a major purchaser of goods and services, SQA recognises that it has an important part to play in environmental conservation through the use of products that do not damage the environment. To achieve this we will, as far as is reasonably practicable, meet the following objectives which are consistent with the priorities of the Scottish Government and Sustainable Scotland:

  • minimise waste by reduction, reuse, repair and recycling methods
  • conserve water and other resources
  • purchase products and services with regard to their environmental impact
  • manage energy efficiently and use renewable energy where possible
  • reduce the need to travel between sites and on business
  • encourage the use of public transport, cycling and shared vehicles for commuting and all necessary business travel
  • make environmental information openly available to employees and visitors