This new report from the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) provides a valuable, practical toolkit which managers and decision makers in councils throughout the UK can use to assess the impact of their public services on the environment. We commissioned it as part of the legacy of PSNet, to be an important part of the improvement process within public services.
Inside this research project you will find the powers available to councils as well as the varied picture on what measures councils currently have in place to meet the forthcoming environmental challenges. There is already a wealth of good practice within councils which can be adapted and adopted by others and I would encourage councils to use their networks to further progress this.
The report shows that public services are up for the environmental challenge with commitment from both elected members and senior management. However, less than half of authorities currently assess all new policies and activities for their environmental impact. This report will hopefully provide councils with the necessary tools to build on this commitment and ensure that environmental impact is understood and easily measured for a range of projects and services in local authorities.
A copy of the full report is available to download below: