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NATO Watch environmental policy statement
August 2009

NATO Watch accepts responsibility for the harmful effects its operations have on both the local and global environment and is committed to reducing them. We are committed to minimising the environmental impact of our activities wherever and whenever it is practical. We recognise that good environmental practice is important to the future of global security. We hereby make the following commitments:

  • To meet all necessary legal, regulatory and other requirements pertaining to our environmental aspects, and at each office under the management of the company.
  • To promote the awareness of all existing legislation, company practices and procedures to all employees and to keep abreast of all new environmental legislation.
  • To minimise the environmental impacts associated with our publications and other advocacy and outreach strategies.
  • To act positively to reduce the consumption of energy, water and other natural resources at all offices under the company’s management.
  • To have a positive approach to communicating environmental issues to our employees, clients, suppliers and other interested parties.
  • To minimise travel and use public transport (rail and bus) whenever possible.
  • To undertake carbon offsetting of all air transport, by planting:
    one tree for every UK/European air flight; and
    two trees for every transatlantic flight
  • To review and re approve this environmental policy on a regular basis.

Signed by Dr Ian Davis, Director of NATO Watch, August 2009