JSIF's Environmental Policy

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) recognizes environmental protection as one of our guiding principles and a key component of sound business practices. JSIF commits to exercising sound management of the environmental impacts of its projects, and will ensure compliance with applicable Jamaican laws and regulations. Specifically JSIF commits to:

  • Advance environmental stewardship by contributing to environmental protection, pollution prevention, and efficient use of resources.
  • Comply with all applicable laws and honour all commitments; where consistent with our business objectives / procedures we will exceed these thresholds.
  • Continually improve our processes such that our environmental performance and that of our contractors and community partners is enhanced.
  • Enhance the environmental wellbeing of communities in which we operate (either by the nature of the project or the means by which the project is completed).
  • Maintain an awareness of emerging technologies that may lead to improved environmental performance and implement those that are economically feasible.
  • Strive to make environmental considerations and stakeholders concerns an integral part of decision making.
  • Take all reasonable care to ensure that the disruption of the environment resulting from our projects is minimized.
  • Promote environmental awareness among our employees, suppliers and stakeholders, through communication.
  • Specify project specific mitigation measures and corresponding monitoring requirements for projects.
  • Partner with communities and agencies to ensure the integrity of our environmental practices is maintained.
  • Engage employees thereby tapping into a larger pool of human knowledge, energy and creativity.
  • Establish procedures to ensure that all contractors and consultants are knowledgeable of, understand and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Implement contractual procedures to address violations of environmental laws and regulations and JSIF’s EMS standards by providers of Goods, Works and Services to include Consultants and Contractors.