The Importance of Environmentally Sound Management

  • On : October 25, 2019

No matter what the project is, we have a responsibility to uphold an environmentally sound management plan. The incorrect implementation of an environmentally sound management plan could radically disrupt the environment of a certain piece of land, and it could be the end of your company as well. At Tellus, we take great measures to diminish our environmental footprint. We are working towards a cleaner Australia. Below, we have a few things to consider for your next project.

Consider the environmental impacts

The environmental impacts of our waste disposal operations should not be ignored. Every project in the field of waste management has potential to negatively disrupt elements of our environment. It’s important to implement a rigorous adaptive management approach to constantly monitor your activity, and immediately change anything that causes significant harm.

We all share this responsibility. However, it can be unclear how to approach certain situations. The environmental impacts aren’t always easily understood for every individual project. When there aren’t any clear processes on diminishing our environmental footprint, it’s best to proceed with a precautionary approach. Take the time to do extra research on the location and the job, and closely monitor and plan any of your activities accordingly.

Sustainable operations

As newer technology becomes more available, we have a greater opportunity to generate sustainable operations with our projects. Whether it’s using renewable energy for everything or simply cutting down on the non-renewable fuel resources we have, it’s important to make adjustments where you can. Modifying our work towards a sustainable model is the best way to ensure that we are caring for the future of the environment.

Environmental stewardship

When it comes to our environmental projects, it’s important to maintain a relationship with landowners, traditional owners, regulators and broader communities to demonstrate your environmental stewardship ideals. We have a responsibility to treat the land that we use with respect and care to prevent further environmental disruption. Measures need to be taken to manage different parts of the environment. For instance, you should consider a management plan for biodiversity, surface water and ground water. In many parts of Australia there is indigenous land that is incredibly important to the Aboriginal people, so it’s important to consider how your project could affect the cultural heritage of the area.