The AECI Group is facing significant technical, regulatory, managerial, financial
and attitudinal challenges relating to the implimentation of a comprehensive
environmental management strategy.
It is often argued that environmental management can hamper
economic growth and development, and whilst this maybe
true for a punitive approach (adopted in a crisis situation), it
is untrue for a properly planned and targeted strategy aimed
at reducing impacts through the creation of efficiencies, the
elimination of waste where practical, reduction and recycling of
waste where appropriate, as well as changed perceptions and
human behaviour especially at operational levels.
Hence the approach taken in the design and implementation
of this strategy is a comprehensive one aimed at creating
efficiencies whilst encouraging growth and development,
sustaining service delivery and service delivery expansion, and
also providing opportunities for economic growth whilst aiming
to manage our environmental footprint in a diligent manner.
This document includes proposed interventions for each of
the six KFAs. The KFAs are complemented by a number of
specific prioritised actions to be initiated over the next five
years. Key roles and responsibilities linked to each action
are also suggested together with indicative time frames for
Implementation of this strategy is considered to be a dynamic
process and through observations concerning the implemented
interventions and achieved targets, the strategy should be
reviewed and updated every three years. Changes to the
strategy are expected to keep it effective and economical.