YVR’s 2015-2019 Environmental Management Plan provides the framework for our environmental initiatives. Based on 2012 baselines, the plan’s four strategic priorities present ambitious goals and 2020 targets. These strategic priorities align with YVR’s Safety, Security and Environment Policy: they are measurable, transparent and focus on improving our sustainability efforts. They also direct a wide range of initiatives and activities that drive our environmental work throughout the year.
The Environmental Management Plan builds on YVR’s Environmental, Health and Safety Management System (EHSMS), which aligns to criteria in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 and safety standards in the Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Services (OHSAS) 18001. The EHSMS sets out the framework for ensuring accountability for implementation and operation at the department level, along with a program of auditing.