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Strategy and policies

The document below provides a brief introduction to how environment and sustainability are managed at the University. New starters are encouraged to read it to learn about the University's policies and to find out how to become involved with the various green activities.

Green information for starters

The environmental policy sets out the University's commitments towards the environment. As stated in the policy, senior management of the University will ensure that the necessary resources are available for the implementation of its commitments. A budget is available for supporting environmental and sustainability initiatives.

The University’s approach to sustainability and the environment is then detailed in the environmental and sustainability strategy and other key policies, approved by Management Board.

Strategy and policies

Environmental policy

Environmental and sustainability strategy

Some items in the environmental and sustainability strategy are further developed in specific management plans like carbon, travel and biodiversity.

Carbon management plan

Travel plan

Travel action plan 2016-2021

Biodiversity survey and action plan

Other relevant policies and certificates are presented below.

Ethical investment policy

GreenSustainability is in the portfolio of responsibilities of David Corless, Director of Estates and Facilities, a member of the University’s Senior Management Team. As well as staff in schools and services, the University has a team of dedicated sustainability professionals, including:

  • Environmental and Sustainability Manager – Martin Walton
  • Environmental Officer – Liz Harris
  • Building Services Engineer – David Eidens

Environmental Certification

The University is currently implementing an accredited environmental management system (EMS), to assess, monitor and reduce the environmental impact of University activities at all sites. The University already holds the Ecocampus Gold certification for its EMS and plans to achieve the Ecocampus Platinum status by 2018.


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Page last updated on Thursday 5 December 2019 at 2.37pm.


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