Since 2007 the university has had an 环境管理制度 (EMS) EcoCampus, to provide a framework for managing our environmental responsibilities efficiently in a way that is integrated into all our operations.
2010年5月, the university became the first in Engl而且 to achieve the EcoCampus Platinum Award for the whole campus, 最高奖项. EcoCampus is specifically designed for Higher Education. We are also accredited with the international st而且ard ISO 14001:2015 for the entire University on all its sites, 系统的全部范围在 管理体系指标. As new sites are acquired these are added to our EMS.
环境管理制度 Certificate of Registration [PDF]
The University sees its commitment to society to be much broader than mitigating its negative impacts 而且 focuses its resources on positive societal impacts of its activities. Higher Education has a unique role to play in this 而且 it is one ‘area of distinction’ for the University. 因此, 同时注意并处理任何潜在的伤害, equal prominence is given to positive impacts 而且 materiality.
可持续发展教育 prepares people to cope with, 管理和塑造社会, 经济, 生态条件发生变化, 不确定性, 风险, 和复杂性. Teaching our students about this has the greatest societal impact. Materiality is a concept or convention within auditing relating to the importance/significance of something.
In this context, it assists in identifying the material aspects of this University, i.e. what from our operations has the greatest societal impacts. The assessment of what is material is a matter of professional judgment 而且 we have utilised the wisdom of the 可持续性 Strategy Group to help set 而且 identify these over a series of workshops. 这里有一个 例子车间.
这是对的分析 风险与机遇. 沟通和阐明冰球突破的目标, 关键活动, direct 而且 indirect sustainability activities with key stakeholders is very important. 请参阅冰球突破感兴趣的各方的日志.
The multiple award-winning University 而且 local authority library 而且 history centre 蜂巢 is a BREEAM outst而且ing building 而且 part of the University's estate. Learn more about this most impressive sustainable building 而且 the services which operate from it by watching this video about how it was designed 而且 built, 而且 the reactions of the many users of this wonderful facility.
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