Environment and Sustainability
As a University we recognise the growing importance of environmental and sustainability issues. We understand that, as an educational establishment, we have a responsibility not only to educate our staff and students on more sustainable practices but also to lead by example by improving our own performance. One of the ways that we're doing this is by implementing an Environmental Management System (EMS). This is enabling us to take a more structured approach to managing our environmental impacts.
We enrolled on the EcoCampus scheme, which is a phased approach to introducing an EMS specifically designed for the Higher Education sector, in 2009. There are four phases: bronze (planning), silver (implementing), gold (operating) and platinum (checking and correcting) with platinum stage being broadly equivalent to ISO 14001. In January 2013 we achieved the coveted Platinum award and are one of only 10 universities to do so to date.
Get further information about the EcoCampus Project.
Environmental Policy and Objectives
Our current Environmental Policy and Environmental Objectives and Targets can be found below:
Find out more about our environment and sustainability work in the following areas: