Environmental responsibility is not negotiable in today's Army. Realistic training is critical to mission success and ensuring the sustainability of the environment is key to supporting that success.
By 2013, the Army will be an environmental leader among Federal organizations and allied armies, by providing a healthy and sustainable environment in support of operations.
Through dedicated environmental stewardship, we support the Army by contributing to sustainable military readiness. To accomplish this mission, the Army's main peacetime task is operational training. Its garrisons, firing ranges and training areas are therefore essential resources that must be maintained and preserved.
To carry out its activities and manage its garrisons, firing ranges and training areas in a sustainable manner, Land Force Command (LFC) continually strives to improve its environmental management by:
Army leadership strongly urges all members of the Canadian Forces and the Department of National Defence who are working in LFC to comply with this policy. The co-operation of all concerned is essential if LFC is to reach its goals of sustainable development.