Our Vision is underpinned by a commitment to sustainability, economic and cultural well-being and environmental improvement.

We recognise that our activities have environmental and social impacts. It is our aim to have a positive impact wherever we can and to minimise our negative impacts.

To achieve this we will:

  • Continually develop and expand education for a sustainable future in the curriculum
  • Reduce carbon emissions through our Carbon Reduction Policy and Management Plan
  • Minimise the use of resources, the production of waste and the risk of causing pollution
  • Manage the University's estate to encourage and maintain biodiversity
  • Promote the use of sustainable modes of transport
  • Continually improve sustainable purchasing practices
  • Promote sustainability awareness and practice amongst all staff and students
  • Endeavour to ensure that our investments provide a good return for the University, without compromising the objectives of this Policy
  • Continually improve our ISO14001 Environmental Management System
  • Comply fully with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and agreements
  • Engage with other institutions and the wider community to share environmental best practice and to demonstrate environmental responsibility.

May 2017

Professor Christina Slade, Vice-Chancellor

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