University sustainability policy
Please see the full University Sustainability Policy here.
The University has identified ten key areas through which environmental sustainability shall be approached. These are:
- Energy and carbon management - by encouraging energy efficient practices and investing in its estate to reduce carbon emissions
- Emissions and discharge - by putting in place appropriate controls to prevent pollution and work to reduce where practicable emissions and discharges to air, land and water
- Waste and material resources – by encouraging preventing and reducing waste and reuse of resources prior to recycling or disposal
- Water - by reducing water consumption through water efficient practices and technologies
- Education, research and knowledge transfer - by increasing awareness and understanding of environmental sustainability by staff and students and serving society by contributing and promoting the University’s research and knowledge transfer on sustainability
- Sustainable travel – by reducing emissions from work-related travel and University-owned vehicles
- Sustainable buildings – by making full use of available space and designing and refurbishing buildings in line with the University’s Sustainable Building Philosophy
- Biodiversity – by enhancing wherever possible wildlife habitat on University-owned land and supporting wider initiatives as appropriate
- Sustainable purchasing – by encouraging and embedding sustainable and life-cycle considerations into purchasing decision
- Community - by working with local schools and businesses and supporting an extensive volunteering programme.