University achieves double ISO certification

After a gruelling 8 days of auditing we have once again maintained our ISO14001 and ISO50001 certifications! We’ve been working hard to integrate the energy and environmental management systems. As a result, this has created a Energy and Environmental Management System - the EEMS - that is effective whilst still focusing on continual improvement. The assessor’s feedback was extremely positive and resulted in the re-certification of the system for a further 3 years. The auditor praised the University, commenting that “This was an extremely good audit which has demonstrated that the University are operating a well-managed and effective system which…
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Environmental Management System

The University has implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS) which covers all three of its main campuses; Whiteknights and London Road campuses in Reading and Greenlands campus in Henley. The EMS aims to reduce the environmental impacts of the University's activities by using the structured EMS framework based on continual improvement and embedding sustainability into key business processes.  The Environmental Management System has been certified to the internationally recognised ISO14001:2015 standard. The intended outcomes of the University’s Environmental Management System are: 1) To protect the environment by preventing or mitigating adverse environmental impacts; 2) To enhance the University’s environmental performance; 3) To maintain compliance with environmental legislation and other…
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Policies, Strategies and Reports

The University’s Sustainability vision is to be: “…Embedding sustainability practices across the University’s operations to become a leader in global environmental sustainability.” Policies Environmental & Energy Policy 2019 Re-use Policy Fairtrade Policy Ethical Investment Policy Biodiversity Policy Sustainable Food Policy Catering Procurement Policy - v1.2 2020/21 IT Equipment Disposal Policy Internal Procedures and Documentation Internal operating procedures, guidance and other documentation can be found here:  Environmental Procedures and Guidance. UK Environmental Legislation There is a wide range of environmental legislation that is applicable to the University. Sustainability Services manage a legal register to document and evaluate relevant legislation to ensure the…
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Environmental Incidents and Emergency Response

  Definition:  An Environmental Incident is an event that may cause harm or potential harm to an environmental receptor e.g. air, water, land, wildlife or local habitat.   Reporting an Environmental Incident:  In an emergency call 999 or Security on 6300 for immediate response. To report the incident to Sustainability Services please complete the form below. Incidents could include: Air Pollution - Black Smoke - Chemical Spill - Oil Spill - Fly tipping - Waste Issue - Sewage Leak etc. In many cases, major pollution incidents can be prevented if appropriate pollution prevention measures are in place or immediately available. It…
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