Environmental Policy Template – Straightforward and Practical Guide To Writing An Environmental Policy (with Templates!)

environmental-policy-template-guideStraightforward, easy-to-use environmental policy templates.

Copy, refine and paste our templates to produce an internationally compliant and robust environmental policy.

In less than 20 minutes you will have an environmental policy you will be proud to share with customers and staff.

Includes 25 low cost green actions that will save you money and the Top 5 ways to get the most out of marketing your green credentials.

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Environmental Policy Template Examples
First Two Steps

environmental-policy-template-stepsA good environmental policy needs to include 8 core ingredients, as seen adjacent.

It should follow a coherent structure set within a relevant and actionable vision for your company’s journey towards improved environmental performance.

To demonstrate how easy the environmental policy templates are to use and how much time it will save you we have provided examples for the first two steps

Step 1 – Relevance

Step one in creating a good environmental policy is to state who you are and what you do – it sounds obvious but you will be surprised how many companies do not mention who they are or what line of business they are in. The result is a very generic policy that procurement bodies can see directly through. Remember the more relevant you make your policy the more impact it will have in your organization.

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Step 2 – Overall environmental objective

Step two is to state your main commitment or environmental objective and in doing so recognize that your activities have an impact that can be reduced to achieve that commitment.

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What else is included in the Guide …

  • environmental-policy-example-poorFull details on all eight steps and how they piece together to create an environmental policy that your organization can be proud of
  • 25 going green actions that you can pick and choose to include in your environmental policy
  • The reasons why the environmental policy template adjacent is poor and how you can avoid common pitfalls
  • An example of a good environmental policy template which illustrates all the key features of a winning policy
  • Our language do’s and don’ts that will ensure your policy actually impresses customers and resonates with staff
  • Top 5 ways to get the most out of marketing your green credentials


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Over one thousand organizations have used our guide. Most of our customers come from the following countries.
“For us it has been a journey. It started with this guide and we have gradually built strong environmental credentials. Today our customers comment on our green policies and I know we win business because of it.
Happy to recommend you guys”

Milla Basmakova-Nielsen, Oxbridge International (UK & Russia)


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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have any particular expertise to use the guide and write our environmental policy?
No, our environmental policy templates have been designed to be easy-to-use and understand. The guide has been used by business owners, office managers, general staff, secretaries and interns to write great environmental policies.

Are the environmental policy templates in the guide applicable to any type of business?
Yes, the templates are sufficiently broad enough to be applied to any type of business or organization. The guide has been effectively used by a wide array of businesses including office-based organisations, manufacturing firms, plumbers, hotels, restaurants and retail outlets.

Are the environmental policy templates country specific?
No, the principles used in the guide are universal, comply with international standards, like ISO14001, and apply international methodologies from major organisations like the World Resources Institute, US EPA and UK DEFRA. Legislation is the only section in the guide that requires country specific information. We explain clearly what you can write for this section of the policy in the guide.

I’m in a rush, how long will it take for me to use the templates and create a good policy?
Most people are able to use our templates to create a great environmental policy within 20 minutes. 

We need an environmental policy for a piece of work we are pitching for, will this guide give us what we need?

Yes, attaching an environmental policy to a proposal / tender response is a common requirement. Not only will our guide help create a great environmental policy quickly, but any savvy procurement officer will see that your policy is genuine and robust – this might get you more points on your proposal review.


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Lead Consultant


Mark Whitman is a sustainability expert and lead consultant at the Sustainable Business Toolkit. He has worked with major companies such as Microsoft, BP, Westpac, Visa and Aegis Group.

He has also worked with over 200 small to medium sized businesses. Mark holds a first class bachelors degree in economics and environmental science and a masters degree from Cambridge University.

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