The environment

We believe that God has entrusted to humanity the management of the earth’s resources which sustains the environment while protecting and improving the quality of human life.

The implications of our continued uncontrolled (and sometimes selfish) use of natural resources on current and future generations has to be considered and action taken to address this. The consequences of such use often have a greater impact on poorer nations, resulting in increased poverty.

As an organisation we have a policy in place to encourage good environmental practice, and The Salvation Army has chosen to be certified under IS014001 the International Standard for Environmental Management Systems, as a demonstration of its commitment to the environment. 

Our Commitments

Through the working out of the policy, The Salvation Army is committed to:

  • Promoting and resourcing work to minimise any negative environmental impact of its activities.
  • Aligning its work to the wider sustainability agenda
  • The use of ethically sourced goods wherever possible.
  • Measuring its environmental impacts by setting objectives, targets and programmes to enable continual improvement.
  • Reducing waste and increasing recycling

Further Information

If you would like further information on our approach to environmental issues, you can download the document below:

Contact Us

If you would like to contact us regarding our approach to the environment, or wish to raise a concern, please send an email to

New target to tackle carbon emissions

We have set 2040 as the date by which to tackle its impact on the environment by reaching net zero carbon emissions.

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Caring for the environment positional statement

The Salvation Army recognises environmental degradation as one of the most pressing issues facing the world today, affecting us all. Read our statement of position on the Salvationist website.



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