The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is a conservation organisation and charity which has a continual commitment to minimising the negative and maximising the positive environmental impacts of it's operations and prevention of pollution to safeguard the protection of the environment. 

Read our environmental policy
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RZSS will achieve continual improvement in environmental performance through the annual setting and
review of environmental objectives and targets, specifically in the following areas:

  • Ensuring the efficient use of energy, water and other resources and reducing emissions arising from energy and transport needs, using renewable resources where feasible.
  • Continuing to minimise waste, prioritising re-using over recycling wherever possible.
  • Ensuring continued legislative environmental compliance.
  • Communicating and informing staff, visitors, volunteers and other stakeholders on relevant environmental issues, enhancing their understanding and encouraging responsible behaviours.
  • Actively managing the biodiversity of all sites and mitigating the negative impacts of any future developments.
  • Improving sustainable procurement practices throughout the society and encouraging suppliers and contractors to demonstrate similar responsibilities.

Through close cooperation with our employers, visitors, suppliers and sub-contractors, we aim to be a role
model and to set a new standard in environmental management within our field. 

This will result not only in improved business operations, but contribute to safer, cleaner communities within a more sustainable Scotland.