1.5 Evaluation, result measurement and reporting

After the plan of action has been carried out and the event is over, it is time to evaluate the environmental project. If the goals have not been reached, you need to find the cause of this. Gather experiences from the measures carried out. You will see what worked well, and what needs to be done differently the next time around.

Results are to be measured on the basis of two conditions:

  1. The situation as it was before the environmental measures were implemented.
  2. The goals that were set for the environmental work.

Has there been any change?

Now the measurements made prior to the event will prove useful! If you didn’t take this part of the job seriously, you may begin to regret it now… All the accumulated knowledge and experiences ought to be written down and kept, preferably in their own environmental file.

Why measure and evaluate?

  • To assess the profitability and environmental effectiveness of the measures
  • To see and experience that the work pays off
  • To inspire further efforts from everyone
  • To be better able to plan any further environmental work

What next?

After the first measures have been carried out, the environmental work should become a natural part of operations. You have incorporated a system that makes the environmental work run more or less independently. Now might be the time to focus on other things, perhaps areas that weren’t prioritised the first time around. In this way, environmental thinking will gradually permeate every aspect of the event.

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