Environmental policy statement

We at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) are committed to becoming a more sustainable organisation. As a responsible organisation, we have a duty to consider our impact on the environment and use resources effectively. This is delivered to the highest levels through an accredited ISO:14001 Environmental Management System. We therefore place the utmost importance on ensuring a core focus on environmental management.


The Chief Executive Officer has ultimate responsibility for performance, development and continual improvement and is committed to:

  • Promoting a positive environmental culture shared by all
  • Providing well trained and competent people
  • Maintaining and reviewing the management system to ensure an effective framework of compliance
  • Transparency in the reporting of environmental performance for continued effective management
  • Providing a system that prevents pollution and damage to the environment
  • Making the necessary improvements identified for continual improvement.


To meet our commitments, we aim to:

  • Provide sufficient finance and support to maintain and improve performance
  • Maintain our ISO:14001 Environmental Management System
  • Provide procedures and guidelines that are monitored and updated as necessary
  • Provide all staff with the right information, instruction, supervision and training appropriate to their role
  • Ensures that our environmental policy is understood and followed
  • Set targets which promote continual improvement
  • Hold people accountable at all levels for their environmental responsibilities
  • Hold line management accountable for environmental performance
  • Consult and communicate on environmental matters with staff
  • Investigate incidents and share the findings with staff
  • Meets with suppliers, contractors and companies that provide services to us and endeavour to ensure that their standards match our own
  • Ensure staff know that everyone has a shared responsibility for environmental performance
  • Periodically review the effectiveness and suitability of this policy and where needed and communicate changes appropriately.