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Departmental Public Buildings

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 17 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department is working towards accreditation of its environmental management systems under (a) ISO 14001, (b) the EU eco management and audit scheme and (c) other certified schemes in respect of (i) the Department's whole estate and (ii) individual buildings within its estate. (178972)

The Department for International Development has already established Environment Management Systems (EMS) in both UK offices, based on the principles of the ISO 14001 standard. We are currently working towards formal accreditation at both offices.