Policies and Reports
Understand the policies that enable NTU to operate as a responsible, sustainable university, and explore our annual reports which summarise our ongoing sustainability efforts and achievements.
As one of the UK's largest universities, we acknowledge our activities will significantly impact the environment at both local and global levels. As a responsible institution, we promote environmental and sustainability awareness and education, in accordance with our strategic plan. Read our Environmental Policy - Current Year 2021/22
As part of our Environmental Policy we have a range of objectives to reach to comply with our IS0 14001 Environmental Management System - Current Year: 2021/22
We are committed to protecting and enhancing the biodiversity of our estate, which includes the rich variety of life, all species of plants and animals and the ecosystems of which they are part.
Read our full Biodiversity Policy.
Net Zero Carbon Policy
We are committed to reducing the carbon emissions of our estate, whilst pursuing leading research and teaching that helps tackle climate change. We are committed to reaching Net Zero Carbon across all three scopes by 2040.
Read our full Net Zero Carbon Policy
The aim of this policy is to direct how energy is managed and monitored by the University, how wastage is kept to a minimum and how the use of low carbon and renewable technologies can be optimised.
Find out more by reading our Energy Policy
Ethical Investment Policy
NTU are proud to be an ethical University and aim to include NTU's ethics and values in all decisions made across our organisation.
As part of our commitment to sustainable procurement, we aim to follow the principles of the Fairtrade Foundation and meet eight key objectives.
View our Fairtrade Policy.
Modern Slavery Statement
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Nottingham Trent University's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 July 2020.
To achieve our aspirations to reduce the production of waste across NTU, our Plastic Pledge is committed to eliminate the use of unnecessary single-use plastics.
Engagement Strategy 2021-22
The Sustainability Team works collaboratively to provide regular, meaningful engagement opportunities for staff and students, which connects our people with sustainable development issues.
Sustainable Construction Policy
In line with our Carbon Reduction Policy, we're committed to building and refurbishing our estate in a manner that reduces carbon emissions.
Sustainable Food and Beverage Policy
Our sustainable food policy has been designed as a main driver in our commitment to deliver healthy and sustainable food and beverage products to our staff, students and visitors.
View our Sustainable Food and Beverage Policy
Sustainable Procurement Policy
Nottingham Trent University acknowledges that its purchasing activities have a significant impact on the environment, society and the economy.
View our Sustainable Procurement Policy
NTU is committed to providing and influencing the development of responsible transport solutions as part of its corporate, strategic and local plans.
View our Transport Policy
Due to the negative and environmental impacts associated with generating waste and waste disposal, we're committed to reducing those impacts through effective management of these waste streams.
Taking water management measures that, in addition to meeting all legal requirements and approved codes of practice, minimise water wastage and optimise the use of water saving and harvesting technologies.
View our Water Policy