Details of the SANDF Environmental Services Roles

Details of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Environmental Services Roles

Functions and Scope of Environmental Services
Environmental Services is primarily concerned with managing the environmental impacts of military activities on the environment (whether a natural or urban environment). Furthermore, it aims to ensure the environmental sustainable management of military activities and facilities by following an advanced and comprehensive approach of MIEM encapsulated by the phrase GREEN `SOLDIERING. MIEM is integrated into all military activities and includes the following elements:

  • Environmental Planning;
  • Environmental Research;
  • Ecological Management;
  • Base Environmental Management;
  • Soil Management;
  • Integrated Waste Management;
  • Pollution Control;
  • Environmental Education and Training; and
  • Cultural Resource Management.