The UNDRR internal Environmental Policy outlines the guiding principles, scope, and areas of work for improving the environmental sustainability of the organization’s operations and programmes. An ambitious environmental policy with accompanying implementation mechanisms offers a blueprint for UNDRR to put into practice the principles the organization promotes, leaving a positive legacy for the communities we serve. The implementation of this environmental policy requires the active involvement of all UNDRR staff, contractors, and vendors, including grant recipients.
The following elements are key for the effective implementation of the environmental policy:
Commitment across all levels
Communication, awareness and knowledge-sharing
Monitoring and reporting mechanisms