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Environmental Management System


The IFoA has introduced an Environmental Management System (EMS) and Policy to provide a systematic approach to managing the organisation’s impact on the environment. The EMS Policy provides a framework for controlling and improving the organisation's environmental performance. The IFoA regards its advocacy of environmental issues as very important, and accepts its role and duties in the context of Corporate Social Responsibility. We are committed to being an environmentally responsible, forward-looking and continuously improving organisation and employer.


The IFoA is committed to protecting the environment. We strive to contribute towards a sustainable future.  Ensuring we work to environmentally sustainable business practices, to secure the future of the planet, is paramount to realising this goal.

To minimise the environmental impact concerning the organisation’s activities and services to our members, the IFoA commits to:

  • complying with applicable legal, and other requirements to which the IFoA subscribes, which relate to its environmental impact
  • preventing pollution, reducing waste and minimising the consumption of resources
  • educating, training and motivating our staff, members of the IFoA and, where appropriate, other stakeholders to carry out tasks in an environmentally responsible manner
  • encouraging environmental protection across our suppliers and subcontractors.

The IFoA is committed to the continuous improvement of its environmental performance. It is endorsed by the Chief Executive and all other Directors of the organisation. Our approach to business is guided by the commitment to our three key values: Community, Integrity and Progress.


  • to comply with, and exceed where practicable, all applicable legislation
  • to integrate sustainability considerations as part of our business decisions
  • to ensure that all staff are aware of our EMS Policy and encourage best practice
  • to annually review and report on sustainability performance

Phase 1 (2017): Complete

Review and seek improvement of our UK offices, including domestic travel, as part of our built environment. 

Phase 2:

In 2018 the IFoA is committed to reviewing the sustainability of its global suppliers make them aware of our EMS Policy and encourage them to adopt sound sustainable business practices.

Phase 3:

In 2019 we plan to review the offices and business processes of our global offices and our international transportation activities; conducting a review of the same areas that were identified in the UK plus any additional areas yet to be established.