In March 2005, the Government published “Securing the future - delivering the UK sustainable development strategy”. In this strategy it states that “the goal of sustainable development is to enable all people throughout the world to satisfy their basic needs and enjoy a better quality of life, without compromising the quality of life of future generations”.
The Government's strategy stresses the interdependency of the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Although the protection of the environment through the responsible use of finite resources is a key element of the strategy, it is also concerned with creating a productive economy that delivers high levels of employment; a just society that promotes social inclusion and; sustainable communities which are safe, inclusive, thriving and fair.
Northumbria Police fully supports the principles and priorities of the Government's sustainable development strategy and this is reflected in the Force’s 2020 Vision to build trust and confidence in the community and reduce crime and disorder. This vision is underpinned by eight strategic aims - one of which is the aim of sustainable development.
Northumbria Police Authority and Northumbria Police recognise that as a major employer and provider of services to the communities of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear, our activities will inevitably impact on the environment and also the quality of life of local people.
We have therefore developed a sustainable development strategy which demonstrates our commitment to working as an organisation, and with partners, to ensure we achieve continuous improvement in sustaining, protecting and enhancing the environment and our communities.
We have also implemented an Environmental Policy and a Sustainable Procurement Policy in support of the Sustainable Development Strategy.
You can view our strategy and polices below: