Sustainability Policies

The Vice Chancellor's Vision, Shaping our Future, sets out the University's commitment to the Environment;

'We are producing an environmental strategy which sets out our core ambition to reduce our carbon footprint and evaluate the environmental impact of all our activities. This will encompass imaginative projects to ensure that our historic estate can be managed sustainably, preserving the legacy of our founders while updating it to meet the challenges of the future.'

The Sustainability Task Group is responsible for implementation of these aims and other sustainability related policies.

Our Environmental Policy was last updated in 2012

The University has published a Sustainable Procurement Policy and is implementing a Procurement Strategy to help implement the policy. A Challenge Checklist has also been developed.

A Sustainable Food Procurement Policy and associated Guidance are also being impemented

A Biodiversity policy was accepted by STG in 2012

Additionally the University has signed the Universitas 21 Declaration on Sustainability, and the UK university leaders' statement of intent on sustainable development.

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