Information
  • Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Topic: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Salford, United Kingdom (The)
  • Date of completion: 2015
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Deliverables & Resources
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
Dean
Signatory/Dean
Martin Hall, Vice Chancellor
University of Salford

Partner(s)

University of Salford

Description/achievement of initiative

The University of Salford’s sustainability commitments are outlined in our Environmental Sustainability Policy Statement. These commitments include:

- Embedding care for the environment in the culture of the organisation as part of its goal to be a sustainable University;

- Investing in low carbon consumption of energy as a key strategic research theme across all of the areas of discipline;

- As and when opportunities arise incorporating environmental sustainability themes into all of the teaching programmes that the University offers;

- Fully complying and, where possible, exceeding domestic and international environmental legislation, guidelines and standards;

-Reducing both the direct and indirect carbon footprint of the University through the development and implementation of a carbon management plan;

- Minimise our impact on the environment by reducing water use, preventing pollution, reusing materials, recycling and reducing waste to landfill;

- Developing an ethical and sustainable procurement policy that seeks to obtain goods and services that incorporate sustainable resources including, energy, water, wood, metals and other raw materials;

Implementation methodologies

- Ensuring sustainability is at the core of the Campus Masterplan development and sustainable construction practices are embedded into plans for refurbishments and new developments;
- Developing a travel plan which encourages alternative methods of transport to single-occupancy car journeys;
- Proactively working with our local partners to align sustainable practices;
- Protecting the natural habitats and encouraging biodiversity on University managed land and of that surrounding, particularly Peel Park;
- Developing an Environmental Management System in line with the EcoCampus programme and ISO 14001 to drive continual improvement;
- Communicating the environmental sustainability policy and strategy to staff, students and other stakeholders and raise awareness amongst these groups of their own environmental responsibilities and opportunities for environmental improvements;
- Reviewing this policy and supporting strategy to ensure it is fit for purpose, as a minimum annually;
- Ensuring adequate resources to realise this vision of environmental sustainability statement.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Campus Masterplan 2015
EcoCampus programme 2015
Resources
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development
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