NTU's Environmental Policy sets out the University’s commitment and direction to reducing its environmental impacts. The policy is reviewed annually and is signed off by the Vice-Chancellor; demonstrating the highest level of commitment to mitigating the University’s environmental impacts.
The policy needs to include:
- a commitment for continual improvement
- a commitment to protect the environment and prevent pollution
- a commitment to fulfil compliance obligations
- a framework for SMART objectives and targets in key areas. (Current Year 2022/23. Previous year - 2021/22)
- The scope of NTU's Environmental Management System includes everything under our organisations control or influence that could impact our environmental performance.
The following policies in specific areas are therefore influenced by targets set within our EMS :
The benefits of an EMS:
- Provides a means to demonstrate legal compliance
- Evidence that action is being taken to reduce environmental impact
- Demonstrates control of high-risk activities
- Demonstrates leadership in environmental management
- Identifies opportunities for improvement
- Meet stakeholder requirements
- Reduced reputational risk
- Gain recognition of improved environmental performance
- Ensures continual improvement.
In the years that I have been assessing Nottingham Trent University against EcoCampus and ISO14001 standards, I have found that there has always been a very clear and demonstrable culture of Sustainable Development throughout all aspects of the University. Their use of a formal management system to not only shape but to drive forward this agenda is one of the best systems that I have come across within this sector. The Environmental Management System as seen during my most recent visit remains appropriate, effective and most importantly at the heart of Sustainable Environmental Development across the University.”
Richard Walsh CEnv MIEMA, Principal Assessor Environment & Energy
This certification gives us assurance that NTU have the systems in place to help effectively manage and mitigate our environmental impacts and reach our sustainability objectives.
In November 2005, NTU was one of ten English universities that took part in the pilot Ecocampus Scheme, which was a step by step sustainability improvement and certification programme which helps HE and FE Institutions implement an Environmental Management System up to ISO14001 standard.
NTU is proud to be one of the first universities to obtain ISO 14001 certification in 2012, transitioning to the revised 2015 version in December 2017.
All NTU students and staff have access to the EMS
For further information on the University’s EMS please contact the Sustainability Team