Page Number Version Page 1 of 4 2 Authorised by Authorised on DF 18/11/09 Scottish Parliament - Environmental Management System (EMS F006) Report, Project and Work Request Environmental Check List Introduction The SPCB environmental vision “is to becoming a role model for best practice in environmental performance. It is working towards a sustainable future by minimising adverse impacts on the environment and maximising environmental improvement.” It is the responsibility of all those making or influencing decisions and managing and implementing projects to understand the environmental policy and to minimise the impact of their project on the environment. Projects and organisational changes, where possible, should be used to improve the environment performance of the SPCB. In addition if any procurement will be required the Responsible Procurement Policy should be followed. The following check list should be used as a starting point to assess the impact of a project or proposal presented in an SLT,OMG or SPCB paper. If the project is assessed to have a negative impact on the environment or conflict with the environmental policy careful thought should be given as to whether: it is in the organisations best interest to proceed; the desired outcome can be achieved by a different route; whether changes can be made to the implementation or management of the project or proposal which will reduce negative environmental impacts. The Environmental Performance Manager can be consulted at any point for advice. You may be asked by the Environmental Management Steering Group to present evidence of how you have assessed the environmental impact of your project or paper so it is therefore recommended that you complete and save a copy of this checklist. Page Number Version Page 2 of 4 2 Authorised by Authorised on DF 18/11/09 Project / Paper Title or Ref number: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE Resource / Materials Use What physical resources will be required to complete the project? Will implementing the change use significant resources? (building materials, IT equipment etc) Will resource use be effected long term? Can the use of resources be reduced through a different approach? Can sustainably sourced materials be used? e.g second hand or recycled materials, FSC timber. When purchasing the Responsible Procurement Strategy must be followed. Comments Energy use Will energy use will be affected? Will new appliances be required such as TVs, additional lighting or more IT equipment? The change may replace existing equipment with more efficient ones. Will significant quantities of electricity be used during the implementation phase? If so how can this be reduced? Comments Travel / Transport Will significant travel or transport be required? Will materials / products be sourced locally or be required to be imported? Will contractors or consultants be required to travel to site? If so within the bounds of procurement rules can local suppliers be used if not can they be encourage to travel sustainably? Comments Climate change Will the change result in the release of green houses such as volatile organic compounds or increase the quantity of refrigerants on site? Paints, varnishes and furniture often contain VOCs. Comments ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT (Tick relevant box) N/A + - Page Number Version Page 3 of 4 2 Authorised by Authorised on Water use Will water use be affected? Can borehole water be used? Will significant quantities of water be required during the implementation phase? If so can this be reduced through good practice? Comments General waste generation Will implementing the change generate significant quantities of waste? Will waste quantities be effected long term? All contractors are responsible for removing waste generated during works and for ensuring it is disposed of following duty of care regulations and maximising the amount recovered for reuse and recycling.. Comments DF 18/11/09 Page Number Version Page 4 of 4 2 Authorised by Authorised on DF 18/11/09 Special waste Will implementing the change generate special waste? Will special waste be generated regularly as a result of the change? Comments Noise Will the request result in a permanent change to noise levels across the campus? Comments Bio-diversity Will on site bio-diversity (wildlife and plants) be effected as a result of the change? Comments Conclusion: Please provide a summary of the environmental impacts both positive and negative of this project and how the project will be implemented and managed to reduce negative impacts.