The ASA has put in place systems to measure use of energy, paper and waste production and set targets to improve performance in these areas. Our environmental policy is detailed below.
(Revised January 2012)
The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) is the National Governing Body for the sport of Swimming and its associated disciplines in England. The aims and objectives of the ASA are:
- To ensure everyone has the opportunity to learn to swim
- The organisation is committed to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to enjoy swimming or water based activities for health and fund throughout their lifetime.
- To ensure everyone achieves their different personal goals throughout their lifetime (talent pathway). To ensure we achieve gold medal success on the world stage.
- To encourage the Government and others in authority, to recognise the value of swimming and to provide a sufficient number of well designed and managed swimming facilities, which meet the various general needs of the community, clubs and talent programmes
- To develop and deploy a skilled workforce that meets the needs of participants, clubs and employers
- To be the best managed Governing Body in England
The ASA recognises that its activities have an impact on the environment. In all our activities, working practices and business relationships, we are committed to protecting, conserving and enhancing all aspects of the environment over which we have control or can influence.
We shall ensure compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and other regulations and take action to achieve continual improvement of our environmental performance and prevent pollution.
In particular we shall:
- Evaluate operations to ensure they are as efficient as possible in reducing our environmental impacts
- Actively promote recycling with a view to minimising waste
- Minimise paper usage where possible
- Encourage staff to reduce travel by use conference calling, skype etc.
- Encourage the use of car sharing and cycle to work scheme
We will ensure this policy is implemented throughout our operations by implementing and maintaining a certified environmental management system (Phase 3 BS8555).
This policy will be reviewed annually.
Jane M Nickerson
Chief Operating Officer