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Since 2008, the University’s holistic approach to environmental management has enabled staff and students to come together and deliver significant and quantifiable environmental improvements.
The University has delivered a 23% absolute cut in its carbon emissions, meaning it is on track to meet its 35% carbon reduction target in 2016.
The University has increased passenger numbers on buses to and from its main campus by 20% each year since 2011, has reduced waste produced by a third and has almost completely eradicated waste sent to landfill.
Together, this work has saved £7.4million and 32,155 tCO2, and in 2014/15, the University achieved certification under both ISO14001 and ISO50001.
1 We’ve recognised the importance of communicating both the environmental and the non-environmental benefits of projects
2 We always look to build on successes to provide a momentum
3 Producing a strong business case for environmental projects ensures the support of senior managers.
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