Statement of Environmental Policy

Why we drew it up

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Two major driving forces were behind our need for an environmental policy; the fundamental reality of environmental change, and the ever-expanding framework of environmental legislation which has accompanied it.
The main purposes of the document are to define the scope of our profession’s unique relationship with the environment, to highlight the positive contribution golf courses can make to the environment and society, to emphasise our recognition of the importance of environmental sustainability within golf course development, and to state our commitment to working in partnership with other relevant industry bodies.


What the policy statement contains

The main purposes of the document are to define the scope of our profession’s unique relationship with the environment


The policy is in three parts:

Core statement

The core statement consists of a broad philosophy and five key principles, together setting out our position on the environmental aspects of golf course design.

Environmental issues

Gives brief introductions to six key issues which have influenced development of the policy, stating our views on how we feel they should be addressed.

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Future action plan

Sets out our proposals to continue to develop and refine our environmental standpoint; covering the areas of new development guidance, case studies, education, and communication.

Statemt of Env. Policy

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Statemt of Env. Policy

Click on the box on the right to download a copy of the EIGCA Statement of Environmental Policy in English. There is also a Dutch translation available.

Dutch - Natuurmanifest

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