As of 2020, Police Scotland have reduced its carbon emissions by a quarter, with projections of dropping by half by 2030, and striving to be a carbon neutral police service by 2050 (based on 2013/14 levels).
Police Scotland aim to become the most effective, and efficient police authority in the world putting carbon management at the heart of modern policing by doing more for the people of Scotland whilst responsibly managing our precious resources.
To achieve this ambitious target, Police Scotland created the Carbon Management Plan (CMP) which sets out a roadmap for progress. The actions outlined within the “Plan form” section of Police Scotland’s efficiency plan to reduce consumption and provide value for money. The plan is consistent with the Scottish Government priority, to provide an efficient, effective service focused on protecting frontline services, delivering the benefits of police reform and promoting continuous improvement.
Police Scotland have established a network of senior managers who are “advocates for change” helping to recruit ‘environment champions’ across Police Scotland who will assist in promoting awareness of the need to reduce our carbon emissions and energy costs, an area in which every police officer and staff member can play a positive part and make a real difference.