University of Reading is now an official Race to Zero signatory

The Race to Zero global COP26 campaign seeks to mobilise leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions and universities for a healthy and resilient zero carbon recovery. This campaign seeks to build momentum for the shift to decarbonised economies in the run up to COP26. The University of Reading has joined over 500 other universities in becoming a signatory of this campaign, which provides a significant and unified signal to governments that this sector is committed to meeting their obligations under the Paris agreement. This campaign mobilises a coalition of different sectors which, together with 120 countries, represent the largest…
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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 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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Key Staff and Committees

The University has a dedicated team to manage sustainability across our campus. In addition, a number of groups, committees and senior management staff have sustainability responsibilities as detailed below (hover over the staff pictures for information on their experience and responsibilities). Progress against our sustainability objectives/strategy is reported to the Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC), and to the University Executive Board (via ESC), through our annual Environmental Sustainability Report. Sustainability Staff Sustainability Groups and Committees Environmental Management Review Group (EMRG) This group is responsible for reviewing the Environment & Energy Management System (EEMS) and supporting the implementation of the system to…
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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 and Energy Policy 2022 Re-use Policy Fairtrade Policy Ethical Investment Policy Biodiversity Policy Sustainable Food Policy Procurement Policy IT Equipment Disposal Policy Certificates University of Reading Origin of Electricity 22-24 University of Reading Origin of Electricity 20-22 University of Reading Origin of Electricity 19-20 Renewable Energy Certificate for Domestic Sites 20-22 ISO 14001 2022 - 2023 Enviromental Management Certificate ISO 50001 2022 - 2023 Energy Management Certificate Greenlands and London Road Campus Enviromental Management Certificate Greenlands…
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