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Our policy, standards and objectives

Birmingham City University is committed to protect and manage its environmental impacts through an Environmental Management System (EMS) certified to the ISO 14001:2015 standard. We also achieved Eco-Campus Platinum status in 2013, and at the time, were one of only 10 universities to do so.

An EMS is the management of environmental programmes in a systematic, planned and documented matter, encouraging continual improvement. Our EMS scope covers all activities, products and services across the entire institution.

As part of the EMS, we conduct regular internal audits, have annual external audits and an annual mid-year peer-review conducted by another university, to ensure that we continue to improve our environmental performance.

The current Environmental Policy and Environmental Objectives and Targets are:


2017: Transitioned to ISO 14001:2015

2013: Achieved the coveted EcoCampus platinum award and were one of only 10 universities to do so

2011: Certified to the International Standard ISO 14001:2004 for EMS

2009: EcoCampus Environmental Management System