ISO14001 represents the core set of standards used by organisations for designing and implementing an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) i.e. one which achieves real, sustainable environmental improvement. Having a certified management system will reassure our stakeholders that we are operating a robust system to control the impacts we have on the environment.
We are currently implementing an Environmental Management System (EMS) with the aim of certifying to the international standard for EMS, ISO14001 by December 2013.
Our Key Objective is to integrate environmental management into day-to-day operations by establishing an EMS certified to ISO14001 for all our operations on campus, via the EcoCampus scheme.
Our current targets are to:
In April 2012 we achieved the EcoCampus Gold Award and we are making excellent progress toward Platinum. The EcoCampus awards offer a staged process of EMS implementation, tailored specifically to Universities. An award - bronze, silver, gold and platinum - is given at each stage of the process.
In 2011 UEA was awarded a ‘first class degree’ in the People and Planet Green League demonstrating our continual improvement from a 2:1 in 2010. Read more about our achievements in our Environmental Report 2011. We have shown continued excellent environmental performance by once again achieved a 'first class degree' in 2012.
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