Last Updated: 14/03/2013
DVLA Community involvement
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is committed to making a contribution to both the wider and local community. As part of this commitment, we focus on the contribution that we can make outside those responsibilities that fall within our normal corporate business and activities. We,
- Care for the environment in which we operate by providing a framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives, e.g. the Agency’s travel plan includes the car sharing scheme, and also encourages the use of public transport and the shuttle service between Swansea sites;
- Continue to investigate, use where possible and improve on, best available environmental management technologies and practices e.g. the Agency runs various recycling schemes, such as can recycling and did you know that stores area recycle wooden pallets;
- Use natural resources with care and thought for the future e.g. the Agency is using recycled paper to print INS57P and INS57PW and also did you know that V11 forms are to be printed on recycled materials;
- Build effective relationships with our stakeholders in both the wider and local community e.g. one example of doing this is by attending over 100 external events across the country, attended by members of the public and staffed by personnel who have drivers and vehicles experience from Morriston and/or Local Office network. The Agency also contributes to the DVO commercial customer workshops, held throughout the year;
- Support local communities with the aim of contributing to their social and economic well being e.g. the Agency supports this policy by allowing staff time for such things as acting as justice of the peace, elected member of a local authority, school governor, training courses in youth leadership and blood donor sessions;
- Re-use and disposal of unwanted furniture (covered under the Agency’s Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract). DVLA has also agreed to the re-use and disposal of unwanted furniture to charity institutions/organisations and schools where there is no cost implication to the Agency e.g. the Agency has donated furniture to various organisations, including Penyrheol School after the fire damage.
To ensure the involvement of all our staff, this statement is embedded across the organisation and it is published on our Intranet and on our website. We will continue to monitor work undertaken against this statement and publish activities undertaken on the Intranet. Our findings will be reported to our senior management teams on an annual basis.
We will continue to review and update this statement annually in consultation with our staff and our stakeholders to assist in the maintenance and support of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.