Sustainability Policy

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 minimise our negative impacts and to have a positive impact wherever we can.

To achieve this we will:

  • Continually develop and expand education for a sustainable future in the curriculum
  • Improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions through our Carbon Reduction Policy and Management Plan
  • Protect the environment by preventing pollution and minimising the use of natural resources and the production of waste
  • Manage the University's estate to preserve the historic landscape and buildings and 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

Date of last approval: February 2019
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor, Professor Susan Rigby

Sustainability Policy (pdf)

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