Nicola Davies, Chief Financial Officer
"As Chair of the Sustainability Board, I am delighted to introduce our new strategic plan for sustainability. This plan starts from the premise that our own actions—as a society, as an institution, as individuals—have huge impacts on our environment. We are a large community with hundreds of buildings, thousands of commuters, and tens of thousands of students, based on a campus that is rich in green spaces and biodiversity. Our challenge is to harness our expertise and our community spirit to be even more environmentally responsible and to eliminate our negative impacts wherever we can.
Already, our sustainability team has designed and implemented a UKAS (National Accreditation Body for the United Kingdom) accredited environmental management system which provides a framework for demonstrating a continuous improvement in reducing environmental impacts. We will use this existing work to become leaders in sustainability to make a bigger difference to our society, economy, and environment.
This plan articulates the central strategy and framework with which we will reach our goal to become a more environmentally and socially sustainable organisation. This work is driven by seven working groups that are aligned to the UN SDGs. Their cumulative efforts form the basis of our strategy to build a more sustainable society through concerted local action.
This strategy is designed for anyone in our University community, colleagues, partners, and students, to pick up and understand at a glance how we’re going to enact the UN SDGs."
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