Defence undertakes a wide range of activities which require the use of potentially polluting and hazardous materials. Effective management of polluting activities and substances will enable Defence to avoid the costs of creating future contamination issues while improving health and safety performance, capability, environmental quality and reputation.
Pollution prevention forms part of Defence’s Environmental Strategy (2016-2036) which states under Strategic Aim 3 that " Defence will minimise future pollution risks and manage existing contamination risks."
Common potentially polluting activities include:
A detailed list of the priority pollutants associated with these activities is included in the Priority Pollutants Register.
Pollution risks can be minimised through:
EE has established five broad themes where pollution prevention can be addressed. Further details on these themes can be found in the Pollution Prevention Management Manual.
The five themes are:
To find out more, contact the Directorate of Environment and Heritage Policy Development (DEHPD), or your local regional environmental personnel. The Assistant Director Environment and Sustainability (ADES) and Regional Environment and Sustainability Officers (RESOs) support this role in the Zones.